Lebanese arrested for knocking down woman in Lagos

A middle-aged Lebanese, John Greg, who allegedly drove against traffic and knocked down a pedestrian has been arrested by the Lagos State Police command.

The command spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, who confirmed the arrest on his verified Twitter handle, said the suspect had escaped before he was arrested.

According to Hundeyin, on May 4 at about 7.45 a.m., a middle aged Lebanese by name John Greg drove a Toyota 4Runner recklessly and against traffic on Sanusi Fafunwa Road, Victoria Island.

He said the suspect knocked down one female, Omotomi Akinsanya, 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 Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH). Victim’s family duly informed. Embassy of Lebanon duly informed.

“Investigation ongoing,” he said.