Taxi driver arrested for crushing leg of LASTMA official
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Taxi driver arrested for crushing leg of LASTMA official

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Taxi driver arrested for crushing leg of LASTMA official

Sunday Agbariko; a security guard with a church ministry, Mama Prayer Mountain International, who also makes extra pay as a taxi driver has been arrested after he crushed the leg of an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).

Reports say Sunday was earlier arrested by LASTMA officials for reckless driving and his car was impounded at the premises of the agency and while liaising with some officers on how to go about making arrangement to release his vehicle, Sunday asked one of the officials to hand him his car keys in order for him to take some vital documents from the impounded vehicle.

But unknown to many, Sunday planned to escape as he reportedly sped through the gate of the agency crushing the leg of the LASTMA official identified as Olayemi Isiaka.

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The incident according to a LASTMA official who witnessed the scene was like a bolt from the blue.

“The driver was arrested on Monday morning for reckless driving. His cab, a Nissan Primera, was impounded.

“The taxi driver pretended to be compliant and followed the traffic official to the yard. He demanded his car key, saying he wanted to remove vital documents. He entered the car, turned on the ignition, and in a dangerous attempt to escape, crushed the LASTMA official.”

The seriously injured victim was rushed to the Emergency Ward of the National Orthopaedic Hospital; Igbobi for treatment and according to Mr. Bashir Braimah, the General Manager of LASTMA, the suspect who has been handed over to the Area F Police Command will be made to face the music.

“LASTMA will not be intimidated by anybody, and we will not shy away from performing the task of maintaining law and order on Lagos roads. LASTMA will always employ the instrumentality of the law to deal with any member of the society who attacks any traffic officer on duty,” the traffic boss said.

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