August 23, 2016 – Pictures: Taxi Driver Who Ran Over LASTMA Officer In Ketu Lagos Remanded In Prison
Agbariko Sunday, the Taxi driver who allegedly ran his seized car over an official of the Lagos State Transport Management Authority (LASTMA) last Monday has been remanded in prison custody until the official’s health improves.
29-year-old Sunday was arraigned on a 4-count charge bordering on grievous harm .An Ogudu Magistrates’ Court had, in a ruling, suspended hearing on the bail application of the accused until the health condition of the official was ascertained.
The driver, who drove his Nissan Primera marked FKJ 762 QX, allegedly broke the leg of the officer, Olayemi Isiaka, while trying to escape from LASTMA office in Ketu.
Agbariko was arrested by a LASTMA official for alleged reckless and dangerous driving and also for violating some sections of the state Traffic Law.
According to the prosecutor, Sergeant Ihiehie Lucky, the accused, who lives at Iju-Ishaga, a Lagos suburb, committed the offence last Monday.
“Solaja was doing his job when the accused, with intent to `steal’ his impounded vehicle, drove over Solaja’s right leg, injuring him. “The victim, now at the verge of losing his right leg, is currently hospitalised.
“The incident took place at the LASTMA office, Zone 32, Ketu. The car was impounded at the LASTMA office, Ketu and the keys were seized from him. “Unknown to them, the accused had a spare key and after a while, he sneaked into the LASTMA compound to steal his vehicle.”