The Lagos state command of the Nigerian Police has released a statement on the condition of the police inspector reportedly hit from a bridge into a canal by an erring driver in Lagos.
In a statement, the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejibi, SP, said:
“The Police Inspector involved in an accident in a viral vidoe where a driver of Toyota SUV hit and injured a policemen is alive and healthy.”
According to the statement, “The incident occurred on Wednesday 24/2/21 at about 5.30pm, local time, when some LASTMA personnel were backed up by the police on enforcement duty within the state, arrested a Toyota SUV, driving against the traffic along International Airport road.
“The driver resisted arrest and while trying to escape, a police inspector David Zapania was knocked down from the bridge and fell into a carnal. The police inspector was rescued and rushed to the Lagos State Emergency and Trauma Center where he was attended to and discharged, but sustained fracture on his left hand.”
“Meanwhile the reckless driver, Sunday Okodo, 38, of Alose close, Bony crescent Apapa, has been arrested and his vehicle impounded. The driver will be arraigned today, Thursday 25th February, 2021 before a mobile court at Oshodi.
“The Commissioner of Police, Lagos State, CP Hakeem Odumosu, has sympathised with the policeman and restated his zero tolerance for gross violation of traffic laws and regulations in the state.”