Monday 10 November 2014

Gov. Fashola arrests LASAA employee for driving against traffic

Governor Babatunde Fashola of Lagos State on Friday arrested an employee of the Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency, Israel Onyemaechi, for driving against traffic.

It was learnt that Fashola arrested Onyemaechi for committing the offence on Awolowo Road, Ikorodu, while he was inspecting projects in the Ikorodu and Epe areas.

The governor’s convoy blocked the suspect’s vehicle and he was brought down from the blue bus which was branded LASAA.

The driver reportedly pleaded with the governor but Fashola was said to have been angered by the fact that he expected employees of the state to lead by example.

Onyemaechi was said to have been apprehended by the governor’s security detail while the vehicle was impounded.

The governor has been known to arrest traffic offenders in the past.

On July 17, 2012, the governor accosted a colonel, K. I. Yusuf, for plying the BRT lane along the Outer Marina.

The governor has also been known to arrest several commercial motorcycle riders plying restricted routes.

Credit: Eniola Akinkuotu/Punch 

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