The driver accused the LASTMA official to have deliberately apprehended him in order to extort money from him.
A LASTMA official’s head has been smashed by a driver over extortion.
37-year old driver, Sunday Akpan has now been arrested for assaulting the officer.
According to P.M.EXPRESS, the incident happened at Akowonjo Roundabout, Akowonjo area of Lagos, where the LASTMA official, Oguntimilehim Francis, went to perform his official duty before he was attacked.
The suspect, Akpan, was said to have been apprehended over an alleged traffic offence by the LASTMA official, who wanted to take the vehicle to their office for the offender, Akpan, to be cautioned and probably given the necessary fine.
However, the suspect refused insisting that he was not going to their office because he did not commit any offence.
He accused the LASTMA official to have deliberately apprehended him in order to extort money from him.
This resulted in the exchange of words between the duo and in the process, the suspect reportedly took his wheel spanner and smashed the victim’s head.
He was said to have bled profusely and was rushed to an undisclosed hospital for treatment while the suspect, Akpan, reportedly escaped after the incident.