Thursday, 6 March 2014

LASTMA Official Arrested For Slapping A Chief Magistrate

                                                       Shittu hiding his face from the press
This is what we have been telling them, you are not above any citizen because you wear a LASTMA uniform. A LASTMA official has bitten more than what he could chew on Wednesday, 5th of March, 2014 in Pencinema Agege, when he allegedly slapped a chief magistrate. He has been handed over to the police and will soon be charged to court. But how can a man in his right senses slap a woman because you claim she broke the law. How could you? Oh well… Good luck Shittu! Here’s how Pm News is reporting the incident.

An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, identified as Taye Shittu, has been arrested by the police at Pen Cinema Police Station for allegedly slapping a Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Komolafe Abimbola of Court 2 Ikeja, Lagos, western Nigeria.

She was on her way to the office around Pen Cinema area of Agege when the incident happened on Wednesday.

P.M.NEWS investigation revealed that Shittu accused Mrs. Abimbola of not obeying the traffic light and ordered her to come out of her car.

She was said to have obeyed Shittu’s instruction after which there was an argument between them. During the argument Shittu was said to have slapped Mrs. Abimbola and she sustained injury on her face.
The victim reported the assault at Pen Cinema Police Station and Shittu was promptly arrested by the police.

While confirming the incident, Lagos State Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Damatus Ozoani, said the accused will be charged to court after the conclusion of police investigation.

A senior official of LASTMA who pleaded for anonymity also told P.M.NEWS that Shittu has been tried internally and was subsequently dismissed from LASTMA  and handed over back to the police for prosecution.

“We have conducted a board room trial for him and he has been dismissed from the service. We have also handed him over back to the police for prosecution. We do not condone such act in LASTMA,’’ said the source.

As a result of the incident, P.M.NEWS learnt that the court Mrs. Abimbola is presiding over could not sit yesterday as litigants had to take adjournment for their cases.


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