A video circulating on the social media shows the moment an angry driver smashed a bottle on the head of a traffic police officer who was trying to impound his vehicle in Lagos State.
In the viral video, the policeman and the angry driver were seen standing at the back of a truck, with the driver shouting at the officer to leave the vehicle.
During the altercation, a voice is heard in the background of the video, encouraging the driver who was holding a bottle to attack the policeman.
The angry driver suddenly hit it on the policeman’s head with the bottle, before attempting to push him off the truck.
The officer is seen slumping into the truck due to the shock and obviously severe pain from the assault unleashed on him by the civilian.
In a statement issued by its spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, the Lagos State Police Comma vowed to arrest the traffic offender who broke a bottle on the head of a traffic officer identified as Daudu Ajayi.
“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, 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.
“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.”
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KanyiDaily had also published a video showing the moment an erring driver knocked a police officer off a bridge while trying to resist arrest by officials of the Lagos state Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).