The Lagos State Government is not kidding with its yellow-and-brown uniformed
traffic LASTMA officials.
Five persons who were guilty of attacking and assaulting the officials have been sentenced to 150 days of jail without option of fine by The Lagos State Special Offences Court.
Although 12 people committed the offence, 7 were arrested while 5 were still at large.
The suspects — Ejike Obuke, Amos Philips, Eyo Edem, Abrah Sunday, Daniel Obigwe, Destiny Koseide and Ramsey Akpan — were all charged with unlawful obstruction of officers from carrying out their official duties and assaulting the trio of Jimoh Yusuf, Ojabodu Jaiyeola and Adenuga Yusuf, who are all LASTMA officials.
Two of the suspects, Philip and Obigwe, pleaded not guilty to the charges and were granted bail by Magistrate Jade Adeyemi in the sum of N100,000 each with two sureties each in the like sum, who must be gainfully employed.