The Lagos State Police Command said it has arrested 38-year-old Sunday Okodo who knocked down a police officer from the bridge while resisting arrest.
The Command’s Public Relations Officer, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi made the announcement in a statement signed in Lagos on Thursday.
Adejobi said Okodo knocked down Insp. 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 Highlander 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.
According to Adejobi, Insp. Zapania, who sustained a fracture on his left hand, was rescued and conveyed to the Lagos State Emergency and Trauma Centre where he received treatment and got discharged.
Adejobi added that the Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, Mr. Hakeem Odumosu has expressed sympathy with the policeman and reaffirmed his zero tolerance for gross violation of traffic laws and regulations in the state.