TRADERS BEAT UP AND STABBED KAI OFFICER IN THE NECK, INJURED 6 LAGESC OFFICERS IN LAGOS ISLAND, ANOTHER LASTMA WAS ATTACKED IN AGEGE AREA
reported las week that LASTMA offficer, was killed last weekend, when a mob attacked him while on duty, at Ijora, Apapa area of the state. Another one was also attacked and hos
pitalized in Agege area.
At least six operatives of the defunct KIA now Lagos State Environmental Sanitation Corps, LAGESC, have been hospitalised following severe injuries sustained when they were allegedly attacked by street traders, make shift shop owners and some staff of Federal High Court, Lagos Island on friday along Queens Drive in Ikoyi, Lagos
The injured enforcement officers include; Oyedokun Samson (driver), Iwatan Oluwa Seun, Riwatan Oluwatobi and Shipeolu Babatunde and are currently receiving treatment while one of them who was stabbed in the neck is still in critical condition.
The deputy Corp Marshal in charge of operations GaniuKazeem explained that “During the exercise, staff of the Federal High Court who were known to patronise the street traders obstructed the operatives while dislodging the street traders who had earlier been given several notices to vacate the location due to blockage of drainage channels.
“The team arrived at the scene of the incident at about 1:45 pm but were attacked by staff of the Federal High Court with the support of private security personnel, hurling stones, iron rods, broken bottles and cutlasses and leaving members of the enforcement team injured. ” He maintained that the operation had nothing to do with the staff of the Court but it was discovered that the hawkers were paying rent to the private security of the Court thereby necessitating the intervention by court personnel. The Deputy Corp Marshal confirmed that some of the suspects were arrested during the fracas, while the case was also immediately reported at the Ikoyi Police Station for further investigation.