A yet-to-identified driver in Lagos State has hit a policeman off a bridge while trying to escape arrest for apparently plying a one way route.
In a video that surfaced online, the driver was seen evading arrest by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LATSMA).
VANTAGE NEWS learnt that the policeman, who fell into a canal, was seriously injured and has been hospitalised.
According to the Senior Special Assistant to the Governor of Lagos State on New Media, Jubril Gawat, the police officer broke an arm and 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
He further tweeted, “The officer is not dead. He broke an arm and in critical condition.
“I will personally investigate this and the driver must face the Law FULLY for committing MULTIPLE Offences.”
See the video of the incident below:
The moment a man trying to escape suspected LASTMA official hit one off of a bridgepic.twitter.com/DOjs3FfrUJ
— Instablog9ja (@instablog9ja) February 25, 2021