Assault: Police arrest fleeing danfo driver

Assault: Police arrest fleeing danfo driver

Assault: Police arrest fleeing danfo driver

The police have caught the danfo driver, who along with two others, allegedly rough handled a passenger, Miss Kafayat Rabiu, at Abule Egba, Lagos, and fled about 12 days ago.

The Nation learnt that Sadiq Olowolagba was handed over to the police on Saturday by the bus owner.

Lagos police spokesperson Dolapo Badmos, a Superintendent (SP), told The Nation yesterday that the bus was tracked down on Friday and the owner produced Olowolagba on Saturday.

“I told you every machine was set in motion for his arrest. Sadiq Olowolagba will be charged to court tomorrow (today) for assault,” she said.

To facilitate Olowolagba’s arrest, the police sent his bus’ number plate to their men on traffic duty at Alakuko on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway and National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) officials.

Last Tuesday, Miss Rabiu took her quest for justice to the Governor’s office in Alausa, Ikeja.

Yesterday, an elated Miss Rabiu said the police had called to tell her of the driver’s arrest.

She said: “I received a call from the police this morning (yesterday) that the driver has been arrested. They want me to come to the station, but I am outside Lagos. I hope to return to Lagos and go to the station.”

Coordinator of Al-Muminaat Social Advocacy Project Mrs Sherifah Yusuf-Ajibade, who led Miss Rabiu to the governor’s office said: “The swift intervention of the Lagos State Government into has once again demonstrated the resolve of Governor Akinwunmi Ambode to protect all citizens irrespective of their creed, region and social status from all forms of crimes and maltreatment

“As a Muslim women human rights advocacy organisation, it gladdens our hearts that the assault case of a sister in hijab can get the attention of the governor. Indeed, this singular swift intervention of the government gives much hope to the ordinary man on the street that their rights can no longer be infringed upon with impunity.”



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