A motorist on Thursday knocked down a police officer off a bridge into a canal while trying to escape arrest in Lagos State.
The incident happened around the army resettlement centre in the Oshodi area of the state.
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The driver of the Toyota Highlander was being apprehended by police officers and officials of Lagos Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) for driving against traffic an offence popularly referred to as one way.
Officials of LASTMA confirmed to Newspot that the policeman broke his arm as a result of the incident and that he is now hospitalised.
The driver has been arrested.
The video of the incident has generated reactions on social media with the Chief Press Secretary to Lagos State Governor, Gboyega Akosile condemning the action of the driver.
This guy obviously committed very heinous offences.
1. Driving against traffic (one-way)
2. Resisting arrest
3. Willful hitting of a law enforcement officer
4. Attempted murder etc
The import of this is simple- DO NOT DRIVE ONE-WAY IN LAGOS! https://t.co/leJAcnnvEj
— Gboyega Akosile (@gboyegaakosile) February 25, 2021
I will personally investigate this and the driver must face the Law FULLY for committing MULTIPLE Offences. https://t.co/wEAx74uYwb
— Jubril A. Gawat (@Mr_JAGs) February 25, 2021