LASTMA officer beaten mercilessly by tricycle riders in Lagos (Photos)

– An officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) got into a fight with tricycle readers

– He was outnumbered by the furious riders who beat him mercilessly

– The fight reportedly started after a LASTMA van allegedly hit a tricycle while the rider was trying to evade getting arrested

NAIJ.com has obtained photos of a fight between an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and some tricycle riders in Ikeja, Lagos state.

Trouble reportedly started after a LASTMA patrol van reportedly hit a tricycle which made angry riders attack the van,

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LASTMA officials were reportedly after an erring tricycle rider who tried to escape after breaking a traffic law.

LASTMA officials were reportedly after an erring tricycle rider who tried to escape after breaking a traffic law.

The van had reportedly been trailing a tricycle from Ikeja to the Allen avenue area of Lagos, after the latter broke a traffic law and attempt to escape the officials, Galaxy Television reports.

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When the riders sped off in an attempt to escape, one of the LASTMA jumped out of his van, without informing his colleague and ran after the rider.

When the riders sped off in an attempt to escape, one of the LASTMA jumped out of his van, without informing his colleague and ran after the rider.

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Unfortunately for the LASTMA official, his colleagues drove off unaware that he had jumped off the van.

Unfortunately for the LASTMA official, his colleagues drove off unaware that he had jumped off the van.

The officials, who were determined to arrest him, trailed the rider until their patrol van accidentally collided with his tricycle. The tricycle immediately lost control and fell by the road side while the angry rider pumped out of his tricycle and narrowly escaped his death.

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A fight ensued between the officer and the rider who lamented continuous harassment by security agencies on the road.

A fight ensued between the officer and the rider who lamented continuous harassment by security agencies on the road.

After the riders escaped, one of the LASTMA officials reportedly jumped off the van to run after the erring rider, an action which provoked other riders who have been complaining of LASTMA’s harassment for a while.

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Other riders soon joined the fight and teamed up to beat the unfortunate officer.

Other riders soon joined the fight and teamed up to beat the unfortunate officer.

The LASTMA official who had been unknowingly left behind by his colleagues who zoomed off in their fan was eventually rescued by police officers.

He was eventually rescued by police officers.

He was eventually rescued by police officers.

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