The driver of a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) who knocked a policeman off a bridge in Lagos State while attempting to resist arrest will be charged to court on Thursday (today).
This was disclosed by Jubril Gawat, the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, in a Twitter post on Thursday in reaction to the video of the incident, which went viral on Wednesday.
The driver, whose identity has not been disclosed, was attempting to evade arrest after he was flagged down by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) for driving against traffic (one-way) when he forcefully reversed his car and tipped off a policeman off the bridge.
According to Gawat, the driver was eventually arrested and is currently in police custody, adding that the driver would be arraigned today.
He noted that the policeman who fell down broke his arm and is in critical condition.
– Driver in Police Custody, to be charged to court this afternoon
– Vehicle in LASTMA custody
— Jubril A. Gawat (@Mr_JAGs) February 25, 2021
See the video of the incident as shared on social media below:
Lagosians & Lastma pic.twitter.com/QN2HhxjnZL
— Bizzle Osikoya (@bizzleosikoya) February 25, 2021