Assault On Journalist: PSP Operator Ignores Lagos Assembly

Assault On Journalist: PSP Operator Ignores Lagos Assembly

Assault On Journalist: PSP Operator Ignores Lagos Assembly

Enquiries are ongoing as to whether a Private Sector Participation (PSP) operator with the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA), Mr E.O Oladunjoye, had ignored the State House of Assembly injunction.

The committee headed by Honourable Abiodun Tobun had directed Oladunjoye to compensate a reporter with the Lagos State Television (LTV) 8, Mr Sola Fashina, who was brutalised and seriously injured by his employees on Saturday April 6, 2013 at Egbeda area of the state.

Besides, he was directed to tender an unreserved apology to Fashina for the assault done by his employees.

The directive were handed over weeks ago when Mr Fashina and two of his employees appeared before the committee after being summoned.

Fashina, who covers the state House of Assembly,  had complained that he was assaulted by Oladunjoye’s employees while on his way to an official assignment.

The reporter had at the committee hearing, where all the parties were present, established through a video recording the detailed of all that transpired, including how he was brutalised.

Recounting what transpired, Fashina said: “I was on my way to an official assignment on that Saturday morning when I stumbled on an unusual traffic hold-up at Aminu Ajibade Street at Unity Estate along Egbeda-Idimu road.

“On inquiry, I discovered that a PSP operator truck with registration number YA 516 EPE had parked indiscriminately on the road thereby obstructing vehicles coming at both sides of the road.

“While all persuasive efforts to make the driver of the truck move away from the middle of the road failed, I went into my car, picked the camera to have the situation recorded. In the process, the driver of the truck and a lady supervisor attached to the truck pounced on me.”

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