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.
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.