The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service (LSFRS) is set to prosecute a male adult at the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offences Court, Safety Arena, Bolade, Oshodi, Lagos on Monday, November 20, 2023, for assaulting firefighters while carrying out their statutory duty.
A statement issued by the Director of the Agency, Mrs. Margret Adeseye said the incident occurred on Monday, October 1, 2023, at 167, Egbe Road, Cele Egbe, Ikotun, Lagos, when the culprit allegedly attacked firefighters responding to a fire incident. The accused claimed the firefighters obstructed his tricycle/motorcycle park operations, leading to a confrontation.
Following the altercation and his immediate escape thereafter, the Lagos State Task Force operatives later apprehended him and he is to be arraigned in Court on Monday.
Emphasising that the case is one of 12 instances of public disturbances against the officers of the Agency in 2023, Adeseye assured that every effort would be made to pursue justice and uphold Public Order and Safety in line with Governor Sanwo-Olu’s THEMES Plus agenda.