Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Lagos Driver Goes Wild, Takes Off His Clothes to Escape Arrest

Lagos Driver Goes Wild, Takes Off His
Clothes to Escape Arrest
There was drama at Palmgrove Bus Stop in
Lagos State, on Monday when a commercial
bus driver stripped to avoid being arrested by
officials of the Lagos State Traffic
Management Authority. The LASTMA
officials had blocked five different
commercial buses for indiscriminately taking
passengers by the side of the road.
Passengers in the four vehicles were asked to
alight, as officials of the traffic agency took
over the wheels of the impounded vehicles. But
something happened when the driver, an
elderly man, who drove the fifth bus suddenly
went inside his bus and brought out a bowl.
According to Punch, a fetid odour emanating
from the bowl polluted the morning air. The
LASTMA officers, policemen and commuters
ran for cover. But one of the officials came
back and stood his ground, wielding a baton
and insisting that the man must follow them.
When it became obvious that the odour
strategy failed, the driver began pulling off
his clothes, prostrating by the front tyres of
the vehicle and rolling on the floor.
A crowd formed around the area, with some of
the bystanders capturing the scene with their
camera phones. One of the officials was heard
telling his colleagues to " leave him alone and
let him go." However, they took close shots of
the vehicle number plate, and the driver,
before taking other seized vehicles away.
Our correspondent spoke with a resident who
said he knew the old man well. He said, "That is
how the man usually does. His bus plies Lagos
Island everyday and he picks his passengers
from that spot."
The source said the bus was owned by a
military officer.
When Punch correspondent approached the old
man for comment, he refused to talk. When
confronted with the allegation of being a
serial offender, he said, "Look, whoever wants
to talk should talk. Everybody has his problems
and I have mine."

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