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Tricycle operators attack LASTMA officials, injure one

The traffic management agency said its officials were attacked with dangerous weapons, including machetes, iron, broken bottles, and local charms.

• December 22, 2022
LASTMA and official attacked by Tricycle operators
LASTMA and official attacked by Tricycle operators

Commercial tricycle operators have attacked operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) in the Ojota area of the state.

The spokesperson for LASTMA, Taofiq Adebayo, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday.

He said the LASTMA officials on official duty were attacked with dangerous weapons, including machetes, iron, broken bottles, and local charms.

The incident, which occurred last Sunday, was perpetrated by members of the Ojota Branch of the Tricycle Owners Association of Nigeria (TOAN).

Mr Adebayo said other LASTMA officials had to abandon their duty posts when one of them was seriously injured.

He said that the officer, Ajibola Oguntimehin, was injured in his left eye with broken bottles and was currently admitted at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), Ikeja.

According to Mr Adebayo, a preliminary investigation showed that about 20 TOAN members attacked the LASTMA officers after the former was informed that a Toyota Camry, with number plate FKJ 161 HB, belonging to their newly elected chairman was impounded for alleged “illegal diversion. “

He said LASTMA general manager, Bolaji Oreagba, confirmed that the matter had been reported at the Area ‘H’ Police Command, Ogudu, while efforts were on to identify and arrest all those who took part in the attack.

“We are searching for the attackers with information gathered so far by our intelligence unit.

“We will ensure that the perpetrators are arrested and made to face the full wrath of the law,” Mr Oreagba said. 


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