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PHOTOS: Lagos Police arrest Lebanese man for Hit & Run, Victim Hospitalised

A Lebanese man has been arrested by the Victoria Island police after he violated the law by driving on a one-way route during which he eventually rammed into a passerby.

The incident, it was gathered, took place on Wednesday in Victoria Island part of Lagos.

John Greg, a Lebanese national, has reportedly been arrested and in the custody of the Nigerian Police for reckless driving and driving against the traffic.

The lady he hit, Omotomi Akinsanya damaged her right foot and is now fighting for her life at the Lagos State University Hospital.

The man who made known the incident, one Twitter user by the name @wellzpapi urged people to spread the news until Omotola gets justice.

“I just wonder what would made a white guy to drive on a one way street on top speed in VI. He must think that he can get away with anything he does in Nigeria, or he can bribe anyone. This happened this morning.

“Please share and let it go viral so that they don’t release this white driver from the Victoria Island Police Station.

The man was driving on a one way road, against traffic and on was on high speed around Sanusi Fafunwa Street, Victoria Island. People had to run helter skelter for their lives. The driver then drove into Omotola (sic) and pushed her against the wall.

Omotola at Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

He continued, “The impact was so much that the plate number fell off. The driver did a hit and run, he absconded instead of waiting to care. A passer bye took a bike and chased after the him. He was caught, brought back and handed over to the police.

“Omotola is in critical condition at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital. We seek justice for Omotola and this white man should not be released,” he added.

Police Public Relations officer of Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the incident in a tweet, “On May 4, 2022 at about 0745hrs, a middle aged Lebanese by name John Greg ‘m’ drove a Toyota 4Runner recklessly and against traffic on Sanusi Fafunwa Road thereby hitting one Omotomi Akinsanya ‘f’ which resulted in serious injuries to her leg. He sped off but was chased and arrested. Suspect in our custody. Vehicle impounded and in our station. Victim undergoing treatment at LASUTH. Victim’s family duly informed. Embassy of Lebanon duly informed. Investigation ongoing.

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