Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) 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 the Costain roundabout, Lagos.
LASTMA Officer Olajide Olukoga ‘Bravo’, who led the enforcement team, disclosed that the Volkswagen commercial ‘T4’ bus was apprehended for picking passengers on the main expressway, thereby causing serious traffic obstructions to other road users around Costain inward Iponrin.
He disclosed further that the enforcement operations were carried out around the Costain roundabout inward Iponrin after several warnings by the government to commercial bus and private car drivers to make use of designated bus stops before picking up or dropping passengers or friends across the state.
“Our enforcement team had successfully apprehended the driver despite dangerous driving attempts to escape before he brought out a knife and stabbed me, Adeboya Taofiq, PRO LASTMA, said in a statement”.
“After seeing the deep cut he had inflicted with the knife, he decided to strip himself naked and cause serious commotions before he was eventually arrested by policemen from Iponri Police Station”.
Security officers found dangerous weapons (a cutlass and knife) inside his commercial Volkswagen “T4” bus after his arrest.
The government had confirmed that the arrested driver would be immediately prosecuted to serve as a deterrent to other recalcitrant drivers.