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Air Force operatives assault KAI officers (Photos, videos)



The Lagos Environmental Sanitation Corps popularly known as KAI has bemoaned the frequent attacks meted out by operatives of military formations and uninformed citizens on its operatives embarked on lawful enforcement duties in the State, thereby obstructing the course of justice.

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Speaking at the Command’s headquarters of the Agency, Corps Marshal, CP Gbemisola Akinpelu (retd) disclosed that two unidentified Air Force officers fled the scene while two dispatch riders had been remanded at the Badagry Correctional Centre for assaulting operatives on enforcement duty against street trading and hawking which remains banned in the State.

One of the officers who assaulted a KAI officer
One of the officers who assaulted a KAI officer

According to her, “Our Special Squad had been on an enforcement operation to apprehend street hawkers on Mobolaji Bank-Anthony Way in the Ikeja area of the State when operatives of the Nigerian Airforce in conjunction with dispatch riders both in transit, assaulted and obstructed our officers from effecting the lawful arrest of a street hawker displaying bottled water and biscuits for sale in traffic.”

She said the incident, which was filmed by the operatives, could not identify the law-breaking military officers who fled the scene immediately.

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Akinpelu said the dispatch riders, Adeyemi Sunday, 35, Udoka Onyebuke, 46 and the street hawker, Chukwuemeka Ukpai, 22 were apprehended and subsequently arraigned before the Lagos State Special Offences (Mobile Court) in Bolade-Oshodi on counts of assault, battery and obstructions of justice.

She further revealed that the hawker was fined to the tune of N20,000 by the Court while the other two dispatch riders were ordered to be remanded at the Badagry Correctional Centre, Kirikiri until the 15th of June, 2023.

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