A commercial bus driver was yesterday arrested for stabbing an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) at the Costain axis of the state.
He was arrested for a traffic offence, but in a bid to escape, stabbed a LASTMA officer and afterwards stripped himself.
He was later arrested by policemen from Iponri Police Station.
LASTMA officer Olajide Olukoga (aka Bravo), who led the enforcement team, said the driver was arrested for picking passengers on the main expressway. This, Olukoga said, obstructed traffic before he was apprehended.
Olukoga said: “Our enforcement team had arrested the driver despite his dangerous driving attempts to escape before he brought out a knife and stabbed me.
“After seeing the deep cut, he stripped himself and caused commotion. But he was eventually arrested by officers from the Iponri Police Station. Dangerous weapons like cutlass and knife were thereafter recovered from his vehicle.”
LASTMA Director of Public Affairs and Enlightenment, Adebayo Taofiq, said the driver would be prosecuted to deter others.