30th September, 2010
A commercial motorcyclist popularly known as Okada rider, Mohammed Saliu has been arrestedÂ by the police at Adeniji Adele Police Division, Lagos Island, Lagos for allegedlyÂ attacking and brutalising an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority,Â LASTMA, Mr. Yusuf Akeem who sustained a deep cut on his face.
P.M.NEWS gathered that the LASTMA official was attacked while trying to enforce the LagosÂ State government restriction order banning motorcycles from plying the Ozumba MbadiweÂ Road, Victoria Island, Lagos.
The incident occurred at the Nigerian Law School junction, Victoria Island, Lagos onÂ Tuesday.
The victim according to eyewitnesses was rescued by motorists and road users and hisÂ colleagues who rushed him to a nearby hospital for treatment to stop the profuse bleedingÂ of his head.
According to a witness, Timothy Edoaye, also a motorcyclist â€œthe behaviour of myÂ colleague was very bad.
â€œThe Okada man, on sighting the police and the LASTMA official at the Law School junctionÂ rode his motorcycle recklessly to evade arrest and in the process fell down with theÂ passenger he was carrying. I was surprised, the next thing he did was to grab an iron rodÂ and started hitting the official until blood started gushing out of his mouth.”
.The LASTMA official is currently receiving treatment at an undisclosed hospital, whileÂ the suspect has been detained at the Adeniji Adele police station.Â He willÂ beÂ prosecuted,after police investigation, PM NEWS has learnt.