LAGOS STATE GOVERNMENT TO PROSECUTE 5 ARRESTED MISCREANTS FOR ATTACK ON LASTMA OFFICERS IN IKEJA.

….4 Lastma Officers seriously injured during the attack.

…….54 Viju Milk trucks impounded by Lastma for illegal parking.

……Lastma operational vehicles damaged.

The Lagos State Government has finalized preparations to prosecute five individuals arrested for assaulting LASTMA personnel during an enforcement operation in the Oba Akran Avenue area of Ikeja, Lagos.

 

LASTMA personnel, who sustained injuries

 

Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment at LASTMA, confirmed that on April 23, 2024, LASTMA operatives conducted an operation to remove illegally parked Viju Milk trucks on Oba Akran Avenue in response to numerous complaints from the public about the trucks causing traffic congestion.

During the operation, four LASTMA officers sustained serious injuries from weapons wielded by Viju Milk truck drivers and local miscreants.

“While Lastma operational vehicles were vandalized, 54 Viju Milk truck were evacuated by Lastma during the enforcement operations”

The police, working alongside LASTMA, arrested five of these individuals (Falomo Oluwafemi, Afeniyi Stephen, Olamide Adekunle, Chukwu Guaja Eze and Adeshina Sulaimon) seized various weapons including broken bottles, iron rods, charms, knives, and cutlasses.

The injured LASTMA officers were promptly taken to the hospital for medical attention

Hon. Sola Giwa, the Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, stated that the arrested individuals would be prosecuted bythe government as a deterrent to others.

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