An angry soldier attacked a LASTMA officer in the early hours of Monday in the Ojota neighborhood of Lagos State, beating him into a stupor over an undetermined traffic infraction.
The incident, according to an eyewitness, happened at 8a.m., when soldiers numbering eight, got hold of the LASTMA officer and beat him for several minutes.
The LASTMA officer was beaten up by the soldiers in a viral video as he pleaded for them to leave him alone.
As other LASTMA officers fled the area, one of the attackers was observed punching the officer to the ground.
Meanwhile, it was gathered that the action was in retaliation over am incident where LASTMA officers were alleged to have beaten up a soldier in same Ojota area last week.
In the current event, the armed invading soldiers attacked the police officer with blows and wooden planks before fleeing the scene.
According to reports, the sufferer was promptly taken to a neighboring hospital for treatment while unconscious.
When contacted, the incidence was confirmed to Vanguard by the General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Bolaji Oreagba, via the Director of Operations, Mr. A. Peter.
We have reported the event to the top military authorities, he declared. They have already become involved in the situation.
“We’ll keep you informed when it’s time. The behavior is completely unacceptable.