Police arrest scoundrel for attacking LAWMA staff


Agency warns against harassment and attacks on officials

Lagos Police yesterday arrested a criminal identified as Alao Idris for attacking State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) staff on the Isolo road, Isolo area of ​​the state.

Newslodge has learned that the incident occurred in the early hours of yesterday, when staff were carrying out their legal duty to sweep the street. The road worker (sweeper) was attacked by Idris with a hammer, resulting in a fractured skull.

The victim was rushed to the hospital for intensive medical care. Confirming the development, LAWMA Managing Director and Executive Director, Mr. Ibrahim Odumboni, said that such actions by unscrupulous elements were aimed at disrupting the authority’s ongoing efforts to establish a cleaner and healthier environment in the condition.

He said that Idris has since been arrested and handed over to police for questioning and trial to deter others with similar intentions.

While he condemned the incident, he warned that such attacks would not be tolerated by the state government. Odumboni said: “One of our road workers (sweeper) who was carrying out his legal duty in Isolo, was attacked with a hammer by a scoundrel named Alao Idris, resulting in a skull fracture, which required immediate medical attention to save the situation.

“These types of unprovoked attacks will not deter us from providing our services. However, we are sounding a warning note to wrongdoers determined to undermine our efforts, that the state government will not tolerate these cowardly acts, as the perpetrators will be brought to justice.”

The LAWMA chief urged the public to treat road workers humanely and refrain from attacking them in any form, as anyone caught doing so will face the full wrath of the law.

Odumboni called on residents to support and ensure that essential service providers like LAWMA are able to carry out their responsibilities in the state, without any fear of harassment, abuse and attack, adding that establishing cleanliness in the state is a collective responsibility, which requires all hands. be on deck

He also urged the population to avoid all forms of indiscriminate waste disposal, which have negative environmental consequences, such as the blockage of drainage channels.

He also urged the public to call LAWMA’s toll free lines: 07080601020 and 617 for any emergency.

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