The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, on Monday said it had handed over to the police, a ‘reckless’ taxi driver who crushed an official, Olayemi Isiaka to near death.
The taxi driver, Sunday Agbariko, who is also a security guard with Mama Prayer Mountain International Ministry in the state, crushed Isiaka’s leg on Monday at the Ojota yard of the agency while attempting to escape with his car that had been impounded.
Agbariko was said to have asked one of the officials to give him his car key, saying he wanted to take some vital documents. He, however, sped off immediately during which he hit Isiaka, who was standing at the gate, the Punch reports.
The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bashir Braimah, who confirmed the incident during a visit to the victim, condemned the action of the taxi driver, whom he said would face the full wrath of the law.
Braimah said, “LASTMA will not be intimidated by anybody, and we will not shy away from performing the task of maintaining law and order on Lagos roads.
“LASTMA will always employ the instrumentality of the law to deal with any member of the society who attacks any traffic officer on duty.”
Also, the spokesperson for LASTMA, Mr. Mahmud Hassan said the suspect had been handed over to the Area F Police Command for further investigation and prosecution.
According to him, the victim, who was seriously injured, was rushed to the Emergency Ward of the National Orthopaedic Hospital, Igbobi.