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Ben Emmanuel accused of inflicting injuries on a Traffic Officer, arraigned in court

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Ismaila Lukman, with his head injury

An accused, Mr Ben Emmanuel, who assaulted a traffic officer with the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, has been arraigned before a Chief Magistrate Court in Yaba.

The Prosecutor told the court that the accuser, Ben Emmanuel, in the company of some persons now at large, allegedly assaulted and inflicted injuries on Ismaila Lukman, a LASTMA officer.

Prosecutor said further that various bodily injuries were inflicted on the LASTMA officer while at his duty post carrying out his assigned official duty on a Sunday, 8th November 2020, at Jakande Junction, Lekki.

Barrister Moyosore Jubril Onigbanjo, Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Lagos State

The Magistrate Court, however, granted Ben Emmanuel bail in the sum of N500,000.00k with two sureties and adjourned the case till 26th November 2020, for the commencement of full trial.

Irked by the increasing incidents of unwarranted assaults and even threat to the lives of this cadre of traffic officers, Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, barrister Moyosore Onigbanjo, a senior advocate in the Nigerian bar, (SAN) said the state government will follow the court process to its logical conclusion.

He added that by allowing the law its full measure of sanctions on anyone found guilty, it will serve as deterrent to others with similar unwarranted aggression to be tamed.

Onigbanjo warned recalcitrant members of the public to stop the harassment of all officials of the State Government carrying out their lawful duties.


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3 thoughts on “Ben Emmanuel accused of inflicting injuries on a Traffic Officer, arraigned in court

  1. When on earth will this lastma officials respect themselves? Always misbehaving at road users. The full account of this story will definitely show that he must have misbehaved to this gentle man. The full version of this story will be highly appreciated

      1. That’s our pledge. To offer readers update on issues as they unfold. And this case will not be an exception.
        But if the Traffic Officer had misbehaved, should bloodletting have been the appropriate reaction from the assailant? What, if the bleeding could not be stopped, and the officer passed out, and the assailant now has case of man slaughter to contend with?

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