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LASTMA Official Attacked By Mob Dies

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A Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, (LASTMA) official, Ola Oyeshina who was attacked last Friday in the course of perfoming his duty around Iganmu-Sifax axis of Apapa has been reported dead.

The official was hit with a huge stone causing him to suffer severe injuries in the process. He was immediately rushed to Area “B” police station by eyewitnesses, along with two of the people that attacked him.

Meanwhile, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, Bayo Sulaimon immediately ordered the detention of the two attackers while a police report was issued for the victim to be given medical attention.

Due to the trauma he experienced, Oyeshina was immediately referred to LUTH from Randle Hospital, Surulere, but died Saturday morning.

Speaking on the incident, LASTMA General Manager Olajide Oduyoye condemned the attack on the officers in the course of carrying out the function of traffic management entrusted to them by law.

The LASTMA general manager said it is unfortunate that the agency lost the young promising officer.

He said the perpetrators of the act that were caught will be prosecuted in the court of law to serve as a deterrent to other members of the public who may harbour committing such crime in future.

Oduyoye revealed that “LASTMA was established to manage and control traffic in order to reduce the people’s travel time on our roads, increase economic growth through increased productivity and ensure the populace safety and security, a situation where road users will now turn against any government official in order not to answer the consequences of breaking the law is unacceptable and would not be condoned henceforth”

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