A Lagos driver, Sunday Okodo who was seen in a viral video trying to resist arrest from a team of Lagos State Traffic Management Agency ( Lastma) and police and in the process knocked down a police inspector into a canal has been arrested by the Lagos State Police Command.
Lagos state police spokesperson, Olumuyiwa Adejobi said this in a statement in Lagos on Thursday.
He said the suspect who is resident at 38, Alose close, Bony crescent, Apapa, knocked down Inspector David Zapania in an attempt to escape while he was stopped for driving against traffic along International Airport road.
“Some LASTMA (Lagos State Transport Management Authority) personnel, backed up by the police on enforcement duty on Wednesday contravened a Toyota SUV, driving against the traffic along International Airport road.
“The driver resisted arrest and while trying to escape, knocked down a police inspector from the bridge who fell into a canal,” he said.
The police inspector was rescued and rushed to the Lagos State Emergency and Trauma Center where he was attended to and discharged, but sustained a fracture on his left hand.Adejobi said the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, sympathised with the policeman and restated his zero tolerance for gross violation of traffic laws and regulations in the state.