- This was made known in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of the traffic regulator, Adebayo Taofeek
- After seeing the deep cut he had inflicted with the knife, he decided to strip himself naked and caused serious commotion
An unnamed driver stabbed Olajide Ojukoya, an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, early on Sunday morning.
The incident occurred when the driver was attempting to avoid arrest for a traffic offense in the Costain area of Lagos state.
The Public Relations Officer of the traffic regulator, Adebayo Taofeek, provided this information in a statement released on Sunday.
The statement explained that the driver, who had been caught for breaking traffic rules, resorted to stabbing Ojukoya in an attempt to escape arrest.
He also mentioned that the enforcement operations took place near Costain roundabout, towards Iponrin, following multiple warnings from the state government to commercial bus and private car drivers.
The statement read, “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 round-about, Lagos.”
“Our enforcement team had successfully apprehended the driver despite dangerous driving attempts to escape before he brought out a knife and stabbed me.
“After seeing the deep cut he had inflicted with the knife, he decided to strip himself naked and caused serious commotion before he was eventually arrested by policemen from the Iponri police station.
“After his arrest, dangerous weapons – cutlass and knife, were recovered inside his commercial Volkswagen ‘T4’ bus by security officers.
“The government had confirmed that the arrested driver would be immediately prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to other recalcitrant drivers,” Ojukoya stated.