Read how traffic warden punch out motorist’s teeth over N50

TVC NEWS : It was a show of strength and power at the Omole bus stop on Oba Ogunnusi Road in the Ojodu area of Lagos State this week after a traffic warden, Sunday Charles, engaged in a battle with Kingsley a motorist for refusing to part with N50. The fight let to Kingsley losing his three front teeth. It was gathered that Kingsley and some people in the bus manhandled Charles and threatened to drag him to the Ojodu Police Division for the assault on the driver, before some pedestrians advised them against reporting the incident. His Story: He said, “I am a commercial driver. The warden stopped me about 8am and I gave him N50. So, I was surprised when he asked me again. “I was going towards Agidingbi Road when he stopped me. He demanded another N50. I refused, saying he should wait till evening. He dragged me from the bus...

Panic in Lagos over plane crash simulation

TVCE (LAGOS) - Lagosians, particularly those living around the Oworonshoki area of the state on Thursday scamper for safety following the rumour of a plane crash in the area.Rumours of a plane crash spread around Lagos as panicky residents said they saw a plane going down around Oworonshoki area. But Lagos State Government debunked the rumours, saying what people saw was merely a simulation exercise. Commenting on the incident, General Manager, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, LASEMA, Michael Akindele,  said it was just simulation being carried out to ascertain preparedness of emergency agencies in case of a plane crash. “As part of emergency preparedness of the National Emergency Management Agency in collaboration with Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) and other stakeholders in Lagos State, a simulation exercise was today conducted on plane crash in Oworoshoki area of Lagos State, Southwest Nigeria,” he said. [caption id="attachment_7145" align="alignleft" width="268"] Simulation rescue team[/caption] Akindele said the exercise...

A five-month-old baby was reportedly killed and several others injured after an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority attempted to arrest a commercial bus driver for violating the traffic law around the Awoyokun end of Ikorodu Roadat about 12pm. The LASMA official was said to be among a team of traffic officials from the LASTMA’s Anthony office.  It was gathered that the bus driver had picked up a passenger by the roadside when the officials began trailing the vehicle. One of the LASTMA officials was said to have jumped into the front seat in a bid to arrest the driver. It was learnt that the driver, whose vehicle was filled with passengers, continued driving in a bid to evade arrest. Information got to us that, the LASTMA official allegedly pulled out the ignition key as the bus crashed into a stationary refuse truck. The driver was caught picking a passenger on the road and the LASTMA officials pursued...