Motorist Who Knocked Police Officer Into Canal, Charged With Attempted Murder

Motorist Who Knocked Police Officer Into Canal, Charged With Attempted Murder
Olajide Oduyoye
  • A video that went viral on Thursday showed a sports utility vehicle tipping a police officer off a bridge into a ditch while trying to evade arrest

General Manager of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Olajide Oduyoye, on Friday, disclosed that the motorist who knocked a police officer over a bridge in Lagos will be tried for attempted murder.

Reacting to the incident, Oduyoye revealed that the driver, Sunday Okodo, has been charged to court with two counts of attempted murder and traffic violation.

Motorist Knocks Police Officer Into Canal In Lagos
Screenshots from the video showing LASTMA officer arresting the motorist.

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The LASTMA boss said the police inspector identified as David Zapaina, has been discharged from the hospital with non-life-threatening injuries.

“He is alive and he has been discharged from the hospital but it is more like he needs to seek more local intervention to reset his bones,” he noted.

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