According to SaharaReporters, the Lagos State Police Command has vowed to apprehend a man who attacked a traffic officer, ASP Daudu Ajayi at Oko-Oba area of Lagos on Wednesday.
The command further stated that it will investigate the matter and bring to justice the perpetrator and his accomplices.
In a viral video, the fleeing culprit was seen asking Ajayi to alight from his truck while the officer refused. The criminal went further by threatening to break a bottle on the head of the officer if he did not get down, which he eventually did as the officer stood his ground.
Reacting, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi in a press statement on Wednesday said Ajayi sustained multiple injuries during the assault against him, while adding that the criminals will face the wrath of the law.
“The Lagos State Police Command has commenced investigation into the attack on the Traffic Officer, ASP Daudu Ajayi, m, attached to Abattoir Division of the Command as captured in the video that went viral today, Wednesday, 21st April, 2021.
“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 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,” Adejobi said in the statement.
He also advised members of the public to stop taking the law into their hands by assaulting security agents, stressing that punishing the fleeing perpetrators will serve as a deterrent to others.
“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,” the statement said.