- A driver who was caught on tape tipping a policeman over a bridge has been arraigned
- The man identified as Sunday Okodo risks a one-year jail term and losing his vehicle to the state government
- It would be recalled that Okodo drove against traffic in order to avoid arrest by security officials
Sunday Okodo, the driver of a Sports Utility Vehicle who tipped a policeman over a bridge along the International Airport Road, Lagos state has been indicted.
According to The Punch, Okodo was arraigned before the Yaba magistrate court on Thursday, February 25, for driving in the direction prohibited by law (one-way).
It was gathered that the offense is punishable under Part (III) item 25 of the ‘Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018 which attracts a one-year jail term and forfeiture of the vehicle to the state government.
Meanwhile, Lagos state police spokesperson, Muyiwa Adejobi, said the officer who was tipped over the bridge, has been discharged from the hospital.
Adejobi in a statement identified the police inspector as David Zapaina, adding that the victim sustained a fracture.
Chaos as man hits police officer off Lagos bridge
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that there was chaos on Wednesday, February 24, as a man who was driving against traffic hit a policeman off a bridge in Lagos.
The incident caused serious gridlock along the bridge as the driver was forced to stop his vehicle while pedestrians and an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) tried to contain the situation.
The rather tragic development was captured in a brief video clip shared on Twitter by Bizzle Osikoya @bizzleosikoya.
Lagos government takes action against 31 traffic offenders
In a related development, about 31 vehicles have been forfeited to the Lagos government following an order by the mobile court for contravening the traffic laws in the state.
CSP Olayinka Egbeyemi, the chairman of the Lagos State Environment and Special Offences, issued the order after the drivers pleaded guilty to one-way traffic offence.
According to Egbeyemi, the defendants were charged with driving in the direction prohibited by law and punishable under Part (III) item 27 of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reformed Law of 2018.
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