Taye Shittu an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, slapped a Chief Magistrate, Mrs. Komolafe Abimbola of Court 2 Ikeja, Lagos, western Nigeria.
Immediately after the incident the official has been arrested by the police at Pen Cinema Police Station.
Mrs. Komolafe Abimbola was on her way to the office when the incident happened on Wednesday, around Pen Cinema area of Agege.
Shittu accused Mrs. Abimbola of not obeying the traffic light and ordered her to come out of her car.
The woman was said to have followed Shittu’s instruction after which there was an argument between them.
During the argument Shittu have slapped Mrs. Abimbola and she sustained injury on her face.
The victim reported the assault at Pen Cinema Police Station and Shittu was promptly arrested by the police.
While confirming the incident, Lagos State Deputy Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Damatus Ozoani, said the accused will be charged to court after the conclusion of police investigation.
Former LASTMA official who asked for anonymity, said the attitude of Shittu was an embarrassment to the authority.
An anonymous LASTMA senior official said that Shittu has been tried internally and was subsequently dismissed from LASTMA and handed over back to the police for prosecution, as they do not condone such act in LASTMA
According to PM news, when their correspondents visited Pen Cinema Police Station this morning, Shittu was seen in handcuffs being taken to court by the police.
Attempts to speak with Shittu proved futile as he refused to talk and also hid his face from camera.