A suspected commercial bus driver named Fred Onwuche has been arrested for using a pestle to hit the head of an official attached to Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA),
It was gathered that the LASTMA official named Mr. Kosoko Razak had stopped Onwuche from driving because he didn’t fasten his seatbelt while he was driving, instead of obeying the law, Onwuche brought out a pestle and used it on the official.
The incident reportedly happened on Tuesday, December 8 at Jakande, Lekki. Details of the incident was disclosed via a statement issued by the General Manager, LASTMA, Mr. Olajide Oduyoye.
The statement reads;
“The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has condemned an attack on its official, Mr. Kosoko Razak, by a suspected commercial driver of an unpainted Suzuki Minibus with registration number AAA 693 YC at Jakande in Lekki, Lagos State.
“A statement issued today by the General Manager, LASTMA, Mr. Olajide Oduyoye, said the suspect later identified as Fred Onwuche, was stopped and arrested for not using a seat belt while driving.
“The incident resulted in a vicious attack on the officer with a pestle. The LASTMA officer was injured.
““The brutish attack on the officer by the suspect is totally condemnable and uncalled for. The way and manner it was carried out, it was like a premeditated attempt to kill the officer.
““We must, therefore, send a strong signal to others like the attacker by ensuring that the culprit is punished to the full extent of the law,” Oduyoye said.
“Rasaq was quickly rushed to the hospital for emergency treatment and stitching of the deep cuts on his head. Onwuche was arrested and taken to Ilasan Police Division for further investigation and prosecution.
“The law must go full circle in this case. There should be no shifting of ground or out-of-court settlement of this matter that could have thrown the Agency, colleagues and the family of Mr. Razak into mourning, if not for divine intervention,” the General Manager said.
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