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Police arrest driver who knocked down officer in viral video
Feb 25, 2021
Source: CEOAfrica News: Reported by- Prince Lawrence

The Lagos Police Command has arrested one Sunday Okodo, 38, of Alose close, Bony crescent, Apapa, who knocked down a police officer from the bridge while resisting arrest.

 The Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, made this known on Thursday in a statement he signed in Lagos.

 The PPRO disclosed that Okodo knocked down Inspector David Zapania in an attempt to escape while he was stopped for driving against traffic along International Airport road.

He further stated that “Some LASTMA (Lagos State Transport Management Authority) personnel, backed up by the police on enforcement duty on Wednesday contravened a Toyota SUV, driving against the traffic along International Airport road.

 “The driver resisted arrest and while trying to escape, knocked down a police inspector from the bridge who fell into a canal.”

Adejobi revealed that the police inspector was rescued and rushed to the Lagos State Emergency and Trauma Center where he was attended to and discharged, but sustained fracture on his left hand.

 He noted that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr Hakeem Odumosu sympathised with the policeman and restated his zero tolerance for gross violation of traffic laws and regulations in the state.

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