Lagos police speaks on driver who knocked down officer in viral video

The police in Lagos have arrested Sunday Okodo who allegedly knocked down a police officer from the bridge while resisting arrest.

Spokesman Olumuyiwa Adejobi made the disclosure in a statement signed in Lagos today.

Mr. Adejobi said that Mr. Okodo, 38, of Alose close, Bony crescent, Apapa, knocked down Inspector David Zapania in an attempt to escape while he was stopped for driving against traffic along International Airport road.

“Some LASTMA (Lagos State Transport Management Authority) personnel, backed up by the police on enforcement duty on Wednesday contravened a Toyota SUV, driving against the traffic along International Airport road.

The driver resisted arrest and while trying to escape, knocked down a police inspector from the bridge who fell into a canal,” he said.

Mr. Adejobi said that the police inspector was rescued and rushed to the Lagos State Emergency and Trauma Center where he was attended to and discharged, but sustained a fracture on his left hand.

He said the Lagos Commissioner of Police, Hakeem Odumosu, sympathised with the policeman and restated his zero tolerance for gross violation of traffic laws and regulations in the state.

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