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LASTMA official slaps Chief Magistrate (PICTURED)

published on Thursday, 6 March 2014

I read this story and nearly died of laughter. You dont slap a magistrate or anyone for that matter, even if they disobeyed the traffic laws. The laws aren't in any body's hands. You dont see the governor going around slapping people. Smh!

Read the report below;

 "The police arrested an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Taye Shittu, for allegedly slapping a Chief Magistrate, Komolafe Abimbola of Court 2 Ikeja, Lagos.According to reports, Mrs. Abimbola  was on her way to the office around Pen Cinema area of Agege when the incident happened on Wednesday.Shittu who is now being detained at the Pen Cinema Police Station accused Mrs. Abimbola of not obeying the traffic light and ordered her to come out of her car.PM News reports:She was said to have obeyed Shittu’s instruction after which there was an argument between them. During the argument Shittu was said to 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.An official of LASTMA who craved for anonymity, said the attitude of Shittu was an embarrassment to the authority.A senior official of LASTMA who pleaded for anonymity also told P.M.NEWS that Shittu has been tried internally and was subsequently dismissed from LASTMA  and handed over back to the police for prosecution.“We have conducted a board room trial for him and he has been dismissed from the service. We have also handed him over back to the police for prosecution. We do not condone such act in LASTMA,’’ said the source.As a result of the incident, P.M.NEWS learnt that the court Mrs. Abimbola is presiding over could not sit yesterday as litigants had to take adjourment for their cases.When P.M.NEWS visited Pen Cinema Police Station this morning, Shittu was seen in handcuffs being taken to court by the police.Attempts by our reporter to speak with Shittu proved futile as he refused to talk and also hid his face from camera."