Soldiers on rampage, beat policeman, LASTMA official in Lagos

CITIZENS COMPASS– A policeman and personnel of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), were on Wednesday beaten up by some Military men who drove against the traffic along Eko Bridge in Lagos.

The soldiers were said to driving against traffic (One-way), when the policeman and the LASTMA official stopped their vehicle and ordered them to comply with the Traffic Law of plying the right lane.

However, this led to an argument as the soldiers reportedly pounced on the two officials and beat them up.

Our correspondent learnt that another set of soldiers in a different vehicle, who were driving on the right lane, stopped when they noticed the scene and joined their soldier colleagues in beating the officials.

Although calm has been restored to the area and both parties are said to have apologised to each other, it was learnt that the wounded officials are presently receiving medical treatment in the hospital.

Confirming the story to our correspondent, the Police Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, said the incident was true however, everything had been resolved.

He said, “Yes the incident happened this morning (Wednesday) along Eko bridge.

“Everything is fine now and our man is undergoing treatment at a hospital. Both parties have apologised to each other and there is no cause for alarm. The situation is under control.

“The Nigerian Army and the Nigerian Police Force in Lagos State will continue to co-exist in harmony,” he added.

The Punch.

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