A recently social media trending reckless driver in Lagos that got a policeman thrown over the bridge has been arraigned in court and remanded in prison with no option of bail

The 38 years old driver by the name Sunday Okodo was arraigned at the Bolade Oshodi Magisterial Court on Friday, for injuring a Policeman attached to Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) on Apakun Bridge in Oshodi.

The General Manager, LASTMA, Mr. Olajide Oduyoye, who spoke on the incident, said that the suspect hit the Policeman with his vehicle while trying to evade arrest

He explained that he was charged to court for driving against traffic (one way), resisting arrest, reckless and dangerous driving, driving without a valid driver’s licence, assaulting a police officer and attempted murder.

Oduyoye added that the suspect was not allowed to take a plea on the attempted murder charge because the court has no jurisdiction on the matter.

The LASTMA boss noted that the accused pleaded guilty to all the other five-count charges necessitating the adjournment of the case to Friday, 26th March 2021 for the commencement of trial.

He stressed that the culprit has been remanded in prison with no option of bail and would also be charged separately for attempted murder at the High Court at a later date.

Oduyoye enjoined motorists to always abide by the traffic law or else those caught would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

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