Female Tricycle Operator, Remi Johnson Suffers Severe Head Injury After LASTMA Pushed Her

Date: 10-07-2015 5:30 pm (6 years ago) | Author: Daniel Bosai
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A female tricycle operator in Lagos, Remi Johnson, is currently fighting for her life at the Federal Road Safety Commission hospital at Ojodu, Lagos following an attack by a LASTMA official.

P.M.NEWS gathered that Johnson, a widow and mother of two, was attacked by an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority for pleading on behalf of her brother, Smart Ofariko, who was arrested at Ogba-Ojodu road for obstructing traffic.

Investigations revealed that Ofariko was arrested by LASTMA officials for parking his tricycle at Aguda Bus Stop to receive a phone call.

Narrating the incident to P.M.NEWS, Ofariko explained that he called Johnson when he was asked to pay N5,000 by the LASTMA officials. He denied obstructing traffic, saying that he parked his tricycle at a bus stop to receive his call.

When Johnson arrived, one of the LASTMA officials identified as Mr. Raimi Odukoya attached to Ojodu zone, asked her not to intervene in the matter and allegedly pushed her and she fell down, hitting her head on the floor.

She passed out and was rushed to the FRSC hospital along Ojodu-Berger Road by the LASTMA officials.

“My sister would have died but I thank God that the nurses on duty saved her life,” Ofariko stated during a visit to the hospital with our correspondent.

When contacted, Head of Public Relations Unit of LASTMA, Bola Ajao, said Johnson was not pushed or attacked by LASTMA officials as alleged.

She explained that Johnson collapsed when she was asked to pay a certain amount of money before her impounded tricycle would be released to her for preventing LASTMA officials from performing their duty.

“When I called LASTMA officers at Ojodu-Berger, they told me that Mrs. Johnson was not pushed but collapsed after being told to pay a certain amount of money before she could collect her impounded tricycle,” Ajao explained on phone.

Reacting to the incident, Chairman, Duact Accord Business Limited, the franchise operator for tricycle operators in Ojodu, Akeem Adebeso, expressed shock over the manner the widow was treated by LASTMA officials.

“We have reported the matter at the Ojodu Police Station. We can no longer tolerate the excesses of LASTMA officials in Ojodu. We want Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to intervene in this matter. Our members are always harassed by LASTMA officials and it is time to stop it,” he said.


Posted: at 10-07-2015 05:30 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
- Amywax at 10-07-2015 05:41 PM (6 years ago)
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Not fair how they maltreat tricycle drivers over there... but God Almighty will heal her and she will be well again to care for herself and her children.
Posted: at 10-07-2015 05:41 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Kechywillz at 10-07-2015 05:53 PM (6 years ago)
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Cant the govt implement rules that should guide these Lasma agents.? It becoming something else nowadays

Posted: at 10-07-2015 05:53 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- mathzno at 10-07-2015 07:46 PM (6 years ago)
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When school dropouts are employed as Lastman Abi Na LASMA what Do you expect from them? Come to Jakande at Lekki after work you will see them carrying three to four Ashawos drinking,eating sums and playing snooker still midnight.
All these Na people sweat
Posted: at 10-07-2015 07:46 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- ignis99 at 10-07-2015 07:56 PM (6 years ago)
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useless people calling themselves LASTMA officials.Just going about collecting money and not doing their jobs
Posted: at 10-07-2015 07:56 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- SOGaiya at 10-07-2015 08:44 PM (6 years ago)
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God shal punish dis lasmat Nonsense droup out
Posted: at 10-07-2015 08:44 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- enyiekere at 10-07-2015 08:53 PM (6 years ago)
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these are area boys, & their activities must be checked. I was a victim on January 10th, this year at Ojeolepa, by these area boys called LASMA, from Ipori 
Posted: at 10-07-2015 08:53 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- enyiekere at 10-07-2015 08:54 PM (6 years ago)
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these are area boys, & their activities must be checked. I was a victim on January 10th, this year at Ojeolepa, by these area boys called LASMA, from Ipori 
Posted: at 10-07-2015 08:54 PM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- Aniagain at 10-07-2015 08:56 PM (6 years ago)
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She fainted on hearing d amount she was asked to pay, Oh! How stupid can some people be, guess d money was upto billions to av warranted her fainting. If I catch any LASTMA, dia own go baje for my hand

Posted: at 10-07-2015 08:56 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- chealseafc at 10-07-2015 09:01 PM (6 years ago)
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this is what happen when you put area boys in charge.
from their so called superior to the last recruit, they are all the AGBEROS.
just imagine what the IDIOT told the news men. Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry Angry
Posted: at 10-07-2015 09:01 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- eoadex2003 at 10-07-2015 09:47 PM (6 years ago)
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Strange world, wicked world
Posted: at 10-07-2015 09:47 PM (6 years ago) | Gistmaniac
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- beneno at 10-07-2015 10:58 PM (6 years ago)
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nawa
Posted: at 10-07-2015 10:58 PM (6 years ago) | Addicted Hero
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- dennis_005 at 11-07-2015 01:18 AM (6 years ago)
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Sorry woman
Posted: at 11-07-2015 01:18 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- echeeche at 11-07-2015 08:32 AM (6 years ago)
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Nawao oh
Posted: at 11-07-2015 08:32 AM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- MrZack at 11-07-2015 09:25 AM (6 years ago)
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Even the lady was pushed, in the usual nigerian fashion, the lastma officials would always deny that fact. i think its high time we employ individuals with some civility to man organisations such as latsma. For as long we have touts and individuals like them in this organisations, things like this would always happen.
Posted: at 11-07-2015 09:25 AM (6 years ago) | Upcoming
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- PoliticxGuru at 12-07-2015 12:13 PM (6 years ago)
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wasted generation
Posted: at 12-07-2015 12:13 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- elchymo at 14-08-2015 05:09 PM (6 years ago)
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Dis lasma boys are jst agboro wey dem give uniform. Useless ppl
Posted: at 14-08-2015 05:09 PM (6 years ago) | Hero
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- Vectorcy at 19-06-2016 09:58 PM (5 years ago)
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Wat a pity...
Posted: at 19-06-2016 09:58 PM (5 years ago) | Hero
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