Omoyosore Onigbanjo, the Lagos state Commissioner for Justice has ordered for the persecution of a man named, Emmanuel Ben who assualted a LASTMA official while he was going about his duties.
Reports have it that Ben attacked the official named Isimaila Lukmon on Sunday in the road before he was later arrested by military personnels. According to the statement released on Monday, November 9 Ben would soon appear in court.
The statement reads in part;
“The @gm_lastma, Mr. Olajide Oduyoye, has said that the Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo has directed that a man, named Emmanuel Ben who led the assault on a LASTMA Officer, Ismaila Lukman at the Jakande Junction in Lekki while on his lawful duty around 2.20pm on Sunday 8th November, 2020 be made to face the full wrath of the law for the assault to serve as deterrent to others with similar motives.
“According to Lukman, he was on his beat at Jakande Junction controlling traffic manually owing to the destruction of the traffic signal light during the last protest hijacked by hoodlums when Ben approached him asking that traffic be stopped for him to cross even with the presence of pedestrian bridge nearby which the LASTMA officer said he should avail himself of. He then proceeded to step into the carriageway in front of moving traffic causing disruption to traffic flow.
“‘Lukman then asked him to leave the road and stop disturbing his work. An eye witness said that Ben thereafter threatened that LASTMA officials would be chased off the road like the police and attacked Lukman hitting him on his head with a weapon that seems to be a metal, causing serious laceration resulting in flow of blood.
“Ben was joined in the officer’s assault by two passersby who are currently at large while Ben was arrested with the help of the military patrol and police around the area, he’s currently at the Ilasan Police Station for prosecution at the earliest possible time.”
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