Court remands woman in prison for assaulting LASAA staff - THE ENCOUNTER NEWS


Tuesday, June 14, 2022

Court remands woman in prison for assaulting LASAA staff

LAGOS - A magistrate sitting in Ogudu area of Lagos State last week remanded the owner of Fizak Fashion, Mrs. Olufisayo Gloria Nukasi in Kirikiri prison, pending the fulfilment of her N100,000 bail condition. 

Nukasi was arraigned before her Lordship, Mrs. O.A. Daudu, for assaulting a staff of Lagos State Signage and Advertisement Agency (LASAA), to which she pleaded not guilty.


The incident reportedly took place on May 26, 2022, in Magodo Government Reserved Area (GRA), while the staff of the Agency was carrying out her lawful duties at the business location.


The officer allegedly approached the accused to confirm the payment of her new business sign, which was due for registration. In an attempt to evade the Agency’s compliance, the accused allegedly slapped, harassed and threatened to beat the visiting official of LASAA, who remained civil.


Hearing the matter, the Magistrate, Mrs. O.A. Daudu expressed shock at the accused’s behaviour, for her effrontery and the assault meted on a government official, while the matter was adjourned to July 28, for hearing.

Meanwhile, the Managing Director of the Agency, Prince Adedamola Docemo, said: “We will pursue this matter to a reasonable conclusion. “We owe our staff the duty to protect them when lawfully carrying out their duties. “We have said it repeatedly that nobody has the right to assault our staff. “This step serves as a deterrent measure for members of the public who always engage in this atrocious act.”


Also speaking after the adjournment, the legal adviser to the Agency, Mrs. Titilope Raheem, said: “We have had regular cases of members of the public assaulting our staff and this must end immediately.


“The lives of our staff are precious and we shall continue to uphold the arm of justice by apprehending and arraigning anyone found guilty of such illegal acts.”


Recall that many officials of the Agency had recorded major life-threatening injuries owing to different cases of assault on them. One of such victims lost his sight, while on similar duty in 2013.

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