The Lagos State Commissioner of Police, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has called for the immediate arrest of a vehicle driver who attacked a Traffic Officer, ASP Dauda Ajayi, Male, in an attempt to escape arrest.
In a viral video currently making rounds, the suspect, in an effort to resist arrest, was seen breaking a bottle on the head of the officer attached to the Abattoir Division of the Command. The incident is said to have occurred on Wednesday, April 21, 2021.
In a statement released by the Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, was taken aback by the act of the driver and some individuals in the viral video and ordered that the case be thoroughly investigated while the driver and his accomplices involved in the dastardly act be caused to face the full wrath of the law.
The statement reads, “The fact of the case is that on Wednesday 21st April 2021, at about 12.30 pm, there was a case of hit and run serious accident involving a vehicle with Reg. No BDG 756 YA, which hit a Camry car with Reg. No. KJA 281 GQ, and as a result a motorcycle rider, Ashiru Saadu, M, was affected and seriously injured.”
“In the process, the driver of the Camry car waited but the driver of the Dyna vehicle with Reg. No. BDG 746 YA escaped from the scene. Then, the Traffic Officer gave him a chase and was stopped at Pipeline Area Oko-Oba, Lagos. The driver alighted from the vehicle, pounced on the Traffic Officer and broke a bottle on his head. The officer sustained varying degree of injuries.”
The Commissioner of Police has again warned the general public to desist from launching attacks on police personnel and other security agencies in the state as such will be tactically resisted and culprits (attackers) be dealt with in line with the provisions of the law.
He has vowed to get the fleeing driver arrested and prosecuted so as to serve as a deterrent to others like him in our society, and to ascertain that the command will not tolerate any act of lawlessness in the state.