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LASTMA Officer Allegedly Slaps Musician For Recording Assault



A female officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has been accused by a Lagos-based musician, Lobaloba Ajanaku, of assaulting him for recording how she deflated the tyres of an Uber driver.

Ajanaku who took to his Instagram account noted that he ordered an Uber and while the driver parked to pick him, the LASTMA officer deflated two tyres of the vehicle with an iron rod.

The musician revealed that the officer allegedly slapped him and tore his shirt while he was recording the incident.

He added that he slept in a police cell for two days and had to pay before he was released.

He wrote, “So, I will be telling you guys a story of how the Nigerian system has failed us again. I ordered my Uber as a normal civil Nigerian with rights; the Uber driver parked and this LASMA officer came and deflated two of his tyres with the iron deflator they carry about.”

“The driver was so scared. I started getting pissed off because why would you just do that? I got down from the car and started recording on my phone but the LASMA officer, who happened to be a woman, slapped me, tore the shirt I was wearing and kept trying to collect my phone.”

He noted that at the point he was trying to get the officer off him, other officers started recording and they took him to a police station and deleted the videos I had on my own phone; they even deleted it from my recently deleted folder.

He further stated that he slept in jail for two days and money was demanded from him to treat the officer that got into a physical argument with him.

“Is it the guys that are there for something they know nothing about like myself or the fact that I did not have my bath for two days? I was just in the cell thinking if heavenly CCTV could just let me show the police officers what the woman did to me initially #freedom.”

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