The Lagos State Authorities on Friday stated the lynching of the Lagos State Site visitors Administration Authority Commander, Olatunji Bakare by a mob within the Apapa space of the state wouldn’t go unpunished.
The Commissioner for Transportation, Anofi Elegushi, who acknowledged this at a press briefing in Lagos, stated the punishment wouldn’t be compromised in any method to function a deterrent to others.
Elegushi stated, “Now we have not simply come right here to announce a dying. However we’re right here to state that this dying is one too many.
“It’s one occasion of a number of the place Lagos State Site visitors Administration Authority officers are given uncooked offers both by the individuals they’re meant to serve or police and navy officers. This have to be stopped.”
The commissioner defined that eyewitness accounts revealed that LASTMA automobile didn’t kill anybody, saying it was the driving force of the tanker that killed its motor boy who was asleep underneath the automobile. “It’s authoritative that the mob motion was carried out by tanker drivers, okada riders and different residents of the world. All of them are individuals who’re violating the phrases of the regulation. They intend to have a life on the expense of all of them. “Officer Bakare stays a sufferer of a forceful takeover of roads by a bunch of people that needs to develop into a regulation unto themselves; we’ve got through the years requested tank farms to supply alternate options parking areas for the tankers, but they continue to be intransigent. To keep away from conditions akin to this, we’ve got proffered choices. We stay undaunted in our resolve.
“It bears restating that the Lagos State Site visitors Administration Authority is an company established by the regulation. That regulation implies that LASTMA acts on behalf of the state authorities. The company officers have to be accorded the respect they very properly deserve. In case of an infraction by any of them, there are due processes and criticism mechanism that redress these infractions.
“The very fact is gallant officer has been introduced down in a state of affairs the place clearly Lagos State Site visitors Administration Authority just isn’t culpable. Subsequently, we name on the police to do a radical investigation. The perpetrator(s) have to be dropped at e-book and justice have to be accomplished.”
Elegushi stated LASTMA enforcement stays a routine exercise designed to make sure free circulation of visitors, saying, the administration of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode was dedicated to civility within the means of enforcement.