Lagos State Government is set to arraign next week before the court one Fred Onwuche, a commercial driver, who allegedly assaulted Razak Kosoko, a LASTMA official. Lagos is ready to arraign man who assaulted LASTMA official. It was said that such action can never be condoned because this is not the first attack on one the officials.
kosoko was allegedly attacked by Onwuche while he was on duty at the Lekki area of the state.
A Statement yesterday by the Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), warned of dire consequences of the law on recalcitrant motorists and residents who habitually assault officials of the State Government.
In his words,” The State Government shall not hesitate to prosecute to the full extent of the law, recalcitrant motorists and residents who assault state officials on assigned duties.”
LASTMA was established to manage and control traffic in order to reduce travel time on our roads, increase economic growth through increased productivity and ensure the populace’s safety and security. A situation where road users will now turn against any government official for enforcing the law is unacceptable and would not be condoned”, he asserted.
He warned further, ”such attacks will no longer be tolerated under any circumstances. The State Government is poised to uphold the rule of law by ensuring that the fundamental right of every resident is protected.”
Eko Hot Blog recalled that last month, a similar incident of assault on a LASTMA Official was recorded and the alleged perpetrator, one Ben Emmanuel was arraigned by the Ministry of Justice, before Yaba Chief Magistrate Court on a two (2) Count Charge of Grievous bodily harm under 245 and Resisting a Public Officer while engaged in discharged of his Lawful duties under Section 117 (1).