Traffic warden allegedly yanks off motorist’s teeth over N50

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Yesterday, a traffic warden, Sunday Charles, engaged in fisticuff with a motorist, identified only as Kingsley, who refused to part with N50 after he was stopped at the Omole bus stop, Oba Ogunnusi Road, Ojodu area of
Lagos State, by a team of traffic wardens.

The trouble reportedly started when Kingsley claimed that he had earlier given Charles, N50, adding that he would not give him another until evening. According to many eyewitnesses, Charles, who insisted on collecting the money, dragged Kingsley down from the vehicle and punched him in the face, prompting 3 teeth to fall off.

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It was gathered that Kingsley held the warden and dragged him into the bus while demanding medical treatment. He also wanted to report the case at the Ojodu Police Station but people advised him against it as Charles’ uniform was torn and they suspected that the matter could be turned against Kingsley.

While speaking about the incident, Lagos State Police PRO, Dolapo Badmos, said: “The traffic warden was beaten by a commercial bus driver and his conductor who are still at large. His service uniform was torn to pieces. He was rescued by a team of policemen deployed in the scene. The case will be dealt with decisively.”

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