An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Monday injured three passengers of a commercial bus popularly called Danfo because the bus driver allegedly resisted arrest. The incident occurred at about 10.30am at the Palm Groove Bus-Stop on Ikorodu Road, Lagos.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria, the LASTMA official, who rode in a patrol van with number plate EP 287 APP, driven by an official with the name tag Mr Enilolobo G, shattered the rear windscreen of the bus. This development led to the smashing of the front windscreen of the LASTMA van by irate commuters.
One of the injured passengers, Miss Sola Olufemi, told NAN that some LASTMA officers had chased the bus driver, Mr Kunle Sobulo, from Maryland after he was flagged down for an undisclosed traffic offence.
Olufemi explained that during the process, one of the officers in the patrol van hurled a stone at the bus which shattered its rear screen. She said the broken glasses injured three passengers that were sitting at the rear seat of the bus. The incident created commotion for many hours and it took the intervention of policemen from Alausa to restore law and order.
“We were coming from Maryland and all of a sudden, the LASTMA patrol vehicle tried to stop the driver but because the said he did not commit any offence, he refused to stop,” she said.