The Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service has formally taken legal action against one Waheed Balogun, aged 40 years, for assaulting a firefighter while on duty on Monday, October 1, 2023, at 167 Egbe Road, Cele Egbe, Ikotun, Lagos.
The Deputy Commissioner, Public Affairs, Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Ololade Agboola, who disclosed this in a statement on Tuesday, November 21, said the suspect was arraigned before Magistrate AA Adesanya of the Special Offenses (Mobile) Court sitting in Oshodi. public area
According to Agboola, the suspect contends that the tricycle/motorcycle fire fighters obstructed their work with the fire truck.
He was subsequently apprehended by the Lagos State Environmental and Special Offenses Task Force last Thursday and is now arraigned at the Lagos State Special Crimes (Mobile) Court, Bolade, Oshodi, Lagos.
President Magistrate AA Adesanya Balogun granted bail under certain conditions, requiring him to pay a bail of 200,000 naira with two sureties, as in some meetings the following information: Lago residence, public servants or clerical people, for two years of tax receipt. , LASSRA card and National Identification Number (NIN).
The court has ordered a hearing until December 19, 2023, allowing all parties involved to complete their cases.
Margaret Adeseye, the commander of the Lagos Fire and Rescue Service, emphasized that this incident is one of the twelve public disturbances against the agency this year.
The unwavering role of the agency includes a comprehensive legal process, in order to serve justice and set a precedent that will deter similar actions in the future.