The General Manager of Lagos State Parking Authority, LASPA, Mrs. Adebisi Adelabu has warned members of the public to desist from assaulting officers of the agency while carrying out their lawful duties.
She issued the warning today following an attack on some officers of the agency who were on official assignment to 8b Samuel Manuwa Street, Victoria Island Lagos on Monday 16th October, 2023 by security operatives within the vicinity and other staffers of the Kitchen and Accessories store on 7b Samuel Manuwa Street.
According to the General Manager, prior to the assault meted on the officers of the agency, the LASPA officials had approached the Kitchen and Accessories store in a bid to resolve issues raised against them by the owners of the property at 8b Samuel Manuwa Street, Victoria Island lagos regarding the use of setback approved for the occupiers of the property.
Adelabu stated that the monitoring and enforcement team reported that upon arrival, while trying to courteously explain the set back infractions to the security operatives within the vicinity and other staffers of the Kitchen and Accessories store, were immediately attacked in the process.
She added that the official vehicle deployed for the assignment was vandalised, while the body cameras on the officers were also destroyed and carted away by the assailants, leaving the officers with varying degrees of injuries.
The General Manager therefore reiterated that Lagos State Government will not tolerate any form of attack or assaults on its official performing their lawful duties, assuring that the agency will explore all legal avenue to pursue the matter to a conclusion.