The Lagos State Government is set to arraign one Fred Onwuche, a commercial driver, next week, for allegedly assaulting Razak Kosoko, a LASTMA official who was on assigned duty in Lekki.
A statement issued over the weekend by the Lagos State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr. Moyosore Onigbanjo (SAN), warned the general public of the dire consequences of the law on recalcitrant motorists and residents, who habitually assault officials of the State Government while on official duties.
In his words, “The State Government shall not hesitate to prosecute to the full extent of the law, recalcitrant motorists and residents who assault State officials on assigned duties”.
“Such attacks will be met with stiffer punishments under the law. The State Government is poised to uphold the rule of law by ensuring that the fundamental right of every resident is protected”, he added.
Recall that last month, a similar incident of assault on a LASTMA official was recorded and the alleged perpetrator, one Ben Emmanuel, was arraigned by the Ministry of Justice before Yaba Chief Magistrate Court on a two Count Charge of grievous bodily harm under Section 245 and Resisting a Public Officer while engaged in the discharge of his lawful duties under Section 117 (1).