LASTMA Drags Man To Court For Beating Up Official

LASTMA Drags Man To Court For Beating Up Official

A man identified as Benjamin Archibong, has been arraigned before a Lagos Magistrate’s Court sitting in Ogba for allegedly beating up an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) reports say.

The victim, Omomoyesan Olumide, was said to be on duty around Lekki-Ajah area when he was allegedly attacked by Archibong, who was arrested and charged to court by operatives of the Lagos State Task Force for assault, obstruction and conduct likely to cause breach of peace.

Prosecuting counsel, Barrister Adedoyin Odukoya, told the court that Archibong attacked and obstructed a team of LASTMA officials, Zone 14, Lekki axis, from impounding a commercial Volkswagen bus with registration number FKJ 688XV, whose driver resisted arrest.

The accused pleaded not guilty and was granted bail in the sum of  N100,000,  with two sureties in like sum.

The matter was adjourned to February 28, 2017 for further hearing.

Meanwhile, Chairman, Lagos State Task Force, Olayinka Egbeyemi, said his men rescued the LASTMA official from the accused, adding that the charge would serve as a deterrent to other persons who may want to attack government officials on duty.

He said task force had commenced the enforcement of the directives of the Lagos State Governor, Akinwunmi Ambode, to arrest any local government and local council development area officials or touts caught trying to extort money over the state Road Traffic Law of 2012.

He said the governor had observed that local government, local council development area officials and touts were illegally arresting and extorting  money, in form of  various “fine,” from innocent members of the public on the pretence of enforcing the Lagos State Road Traffic Law of 2012, which was not under their jurisdiction.

Egbeyemi warned that any local government official, local council development area officials or touts caught flouting the directive of the governor would be arrested and charged to court.

He advised members of the public to report activity of such people to his office.

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11 Comments

  1. What sort of bail sum is that? The law around here sometimes sucks. The law ought to be seeking out ways not only to correct to as is the case these days in developed nations, creatively with zero-conflict persuade citizens to remain crime free.

    Law enforcement agents must also be called to order to start to discharge their roles with some sense of decency and desist from oppressive offenders of the law. Whatever happened to helping ignorant and innocent offenders from not finally committing the crime once an officer observes!

    Hoping that we will not only do the right things but also do things right.

    Goodmorning Nigeria!

  2. What sort of bail sum is that? The law around here sometimes sucks. The law ought to be seeking out ways not only to correct as is the case these days in developed nations, but also creatively and with zero-conflict approach persuade citizens to remain crime free.

    Law enforcement agents must also be called to order to start to discharge their roles with some sense of decency and desist from oppressive harassment of offenders of the law. Whatever happened to helping ignorant and innocent offenders from not finally committing the crime once an officer observes!

    Hoping that we will not only do the right things but also do things right.

    Good Morning Nigeria!

  3. I hate Nigeria government, law and order…. Just a bunch of senseless people, who derived joy in dealing badly with the poor masses

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