LASTMA Official Arrested For Slapping Chief MagistrateThursday, March 06, 2014
Shittu, hiding his face after he was arrested and handcuffed for slapping a Chief Magistrate
Taye Shittu an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, slapped a Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Komolafe Abimbola of Court 2 Ikeja, Lagos, western Nigeria.
Mrs. Komolafe Abimbola was on her way to the office when the incident happened on Wednesday, around Pen Cinema area of Agege.
Shittu accused Mrs. Abimbola of not obeying the traffic light and ordered her to come out of her car. The woman was said to have obeyed Shittu’s instruction after which there was an argument between them.
During the argument Shittu have slapped Mrs. Abimbola and she sustained injury on her face. Mrs Abimbola (The victim) reported the assault at Pen Cinema Police Station and Shittu was promptly arrested by the police.
While confirming the incident, Lagos State Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Damatus Ozoani, said the accused will be charged to court after the conclusion of police investigation.
Former LASTMA official who asked for anonymity, said the attitude of Shittu was an embarrassment to the authority.
An anonymous LASTMA senior official said that Shittu has been tried internally and was subsequently dismissed from LASTMA and handed over back to the police for prosecution, as they do not condone such act in LASTMA
Attempts to speak with Shittu proved futile as he refused to talk and also hid his face from camera.