A yet-to-be-identified commercial bus driver stabbed Olajide Ojukoya, an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, on Sunday.
LASTMA, in a statement made available to DAILY POST and published on its official X by its Public Relations Officer, Adebayo Taofeek, explained that the driver stabbed the official while trying to evade arrest for a traffic offence.
“Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority today arrested a driver of a painted Volkswagen ‘T4’ commercial bus (LSR 966 YE) for stabbing a Lastma officer after being apprehended for serious traffic obstruction around Costain roundabout, Lagos.
“Despite dangerous driving attempts to escape, our enforcement team had successfully apprehended the driver before he was eventually arrested by policemen from the Iponri police station,” Ojukoya stated.
The driver decided to strip himself naked and caused serious commotion after seeing the deep cut he had inflicted with the knife.
He added: “Dangerous weapons—cutlass and knife—were recovered inside his commercial bus by security officers after his arrest. The government had confirmed that the arrested driver would be immediately prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to other recalcitrant drivers.”
Fleeing traffic offender stabs LASTMA official in Lagos