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‘Yanga Dey Sleep…’ Man in prison for beating up LASTMA official

A 20-year-old man has been remanded in prison custody for allegedly beating and injuring a LASTMA official going about his lawful duties.

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An Ogba Magistrates’ Court sitting in Lagos State has remanded a 20-year old man, Benjamin Archibong, for allegedly beating and injuring an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA), Omoyesan Olumide.

ALSO READ: “Lawbreakers!: LASTMA officials beat up Lagos bus driver”

PM Express gathered that the Akwa Ibom State-born suspect was arrested by the operatives of the Lagos State Task Force after he attacked and wounded Olumide who was on official duty in the Ajah area of the state.

Archibong allegedly attacked and obstructed a Team (B) LASTMA officials, Zone 14, on the  Lekki-Ajah axis from impounding a commercial Volkswagen bus with registration number FKJ 688 XV whose driver resisted an arrest for picking and dropping passengers at an unauthorized place in the area.

Archibong who resides at Jakande Estate, Lekki, Phase 1, was charged with assault, obstruction, and conduct likely to cause the breach of peace under the criminal code before the presiding Magistrate, Adepeju Odusanya, who granted him bail in the sum of N100,000 with two sureties in like sum after he pleaded not guilty.

ALSO READ: “Rascals: Stubborn LASTMA official beaten to pulp in Ikorodu”

He was remanded in prison custody pending when he will perfect his bail condition while the matter was adjourned to February 28, 2017, for further hearing.

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