The Iponri Division of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) in Lagos State has arrested a yet-to-be identified commercial bus driver for stabbing an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) on Sunday.
In a statement by the director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Adebayo Taofiq, he said the bus driver was arrested for serious traffic obstruction around Costain Rroundabout.
According to him, the enforcement operations was carried out around Costain Roundabout inward Iponri after several warnings by the government to commercial bus and private car drivers to make use of designated bus-stops before picking or dropping passengers across the State.
Adebayo said, “operatives of LASTMA arrested a driver of a painted Volkswagen ‘T4’ commercial bus (LSR 966 YE) for stabbing a LASTMA Officers after being apprehended for serious traffic obstruction around Costain round-about, Lagos.
“LASTMA Officer Olajide Olukoga ‘Bravo’ who led the enforcement team disclosed that the Volkswagen commercial ‘T4’ bus was apprehended for picking passengers on main expressway, thereby, causing serious traffic obstructions to other road users around Costain inward Iponri.
“Our enforcement team had successful apprehended the driver despite dangerous driving attempts to escape before he brought out knife and stabbed me.
“After seeing the deep cut he had inflicted with the knife, he decided to stripped himself naked and caused serious commotions before he was eventually arrested by Police men from Iponri Police Station.
“After his arrest, dangerous weapons such as cutlass and knife were m recovered inside his commercial Volkswagen ‘T4’ bus by security officers. The arrested driver would be immediately prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to other recalcitrant drivers,” he stated.
By Yusuf Babalola
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