A driver of a danfo bus, a Volkswagen’ T4′ with number plate LSR 966 YE, reportedly caused a commotion around Costain Round-About, Surulere area, Lagos State, on Sunday, after allegedly stabbing an officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
Naija News learned that operatives of LASTMA and Nigeria Police arrested the suspect for picking up passengers on the main expressway, thereby causing severe traffic obstructions to other road users around Costain inward Iponri.
LASTMA officer, Olajide Olukoga, who led the enforcement team, said such action was a serious off; hence, the Volkswagen commercial ‘T4’ bus was impounded, and the driver was apprehended.
Olukoga said the driver, while attempting to escape arrest, stabbed him and went berserk, causing a commotion in the area.
The LASTMA officer added that dangerous weapons were recovered from the suspect’s vehicle after his arrest.
He said: “Our enforcement team had successfully apprehended the driver while trying to escape after dangerous driving, brought out a knife and stabbed me in the process.
“After seeing the deep cut he had inflicted on me with the knife, he decided to strip himself naked and caused serious commotions before he was eventually arrested by Policemen from Iponri Police Station.
“After his arrest, dangerous weapons cutlass and knife were recovered from his commercial Volkswagen ‘T4’ bus by security officers.”