MAN BAGS ONE YEAR JAIL TERM FOR ASSAULT, VANDALISATION


Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola

Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babatunde Fashola

A 35 year old resident of Lagos State, Mr. Tunde Mukaila has been sentenced to one year imprisonment without an option of fine. He was sentenced for assaulting and inflicting bodily injuries on Messrs Wale Babajide, Wasiu Azeez and Rayman Adeyemi, officials of the Lagos State Government and destroying a Toyota Hilux van with registration number KTU 961 AG belonging to the Ministry of Transportation.

While ruling on the matter, Magistrate, Mrs J.O.E Adeyemi, said that by his actions the accused committed an offence contrary to and punishable under sections 170, 171, 161(1)d and 166 (2) Criminal Law of Lagos State 2011. Reacting to the judgment, the Commissioner for Transportation, Comrade Kayode Opeifa said that the judgement would serve as a deterrent to others especially those who are fond of assaulting government officials in the discharge of their legal duties and in the process destroyed government properties’ provided with tax payers’ money.

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