Traffic Offender Breaks CBD Official’s Legs

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For allegedly trying to enforce the state’s traffic laws on Lagos Island, a Central  Business District (CBD), official simply identified as Yahaya, was crushed in  between two vehicles and had his two legs broken.

The victim was rushed to the emergency ward of the Lagos Island General Hospital for  treatment.

The incident occurred at Tinubu Street off Kakawa Street in the Central Business  District on Lagos Island at the weekend.

P.M.NEWS gathered from eyewitnesses at the scene that the CBD official and others  had attempted to arrest the unidentified man who was driving a Mitsubishi Gallant  car with registration number KH 665 AAA. While trying to escape, he allegedly  crushed the victim against an oncoming Liberty Jeep with registration number SB 529  AAA.

Narrating how the accident happened, a CBD official who did not want his name in  print said the Mitsubishi Gallant car owner pulled out of Kakawa Street, driving  against traffic on Tinubu Street, which is one-way. “Yahaya and some other officials  stopped him and politely told him to turn back as the road is one-way.

“Yahaya then moved to the front of the vehicle to prevent the driver from moving  further, but instead of obeying, he suddenly moved his vehicle, pushing Yahaya, who  had jump on top of the car bonnet. In the process, he was hit by a jeep whose  unidentified driver was driving out from the Royal Exchange building, who had the  right of way.

When P.M.NEWS visited the Lagos Island General Hospital to see the victim, nurses  prevented the reporter from seeing him. CBD and LASTMA officials and policemen later  towed the two vehicles to the Lion Building Police Station along with the owners of  the vehicles.

—Paul Iyoghojie

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