A lecturer known as Ann recorded her encounter with a LASTMA officer; while taking her kids to school on Thursday, June 10.
According to the lady, the LASTMA officer named Olaore S dropped two of her kids aged six years and four years on the road to trek to school; while he arrested her, the driver, and her two-year-old son.
In the video, the son can be seen crying while the LASTMA officer drove off; to their park at Agege Pen Cinema, opposite Zenith Bank.
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Meanwhile, former Vice President Atiku Abubakar on Friday, June 11, said the most important lesson of June 12; was that Nigerians should unite in the defence of democracy.
Atiku stated this in a statement on Friday in Abuja to celebrate Nigerians on the 2021 Democracy Day.
The former vice president also said Nigerians must resist the divide and rule tactics of enemies of democracy.
He said that while there was no doubt that the June 12 election of 1993 was a dark chapter in Nigeria’s political history; citizens should not lose the lessons as they built Nigeria democracy to greater heights.
“On the occasion of 2021 Democracy Day, I’m proud to join Nigerians; in the celebration of this important day in our recent political history.
“Not only because I was part of those challenging moments; but also because of my unshaken belief in democracy.
“Although the annulment of MKO Abiola’s election was a major setback; my consolation is that it made Nigerians more united; to resist dictatorship and entrench democracy,” he said.
According to Atiku, the illegal cancellation of the results of the 1993 presidential election was not a personal loss to Abiola; but a loss to Nigeria and its democracy.
“Abiola, whom I stepped down for in the 1993 primary of the Social Democratic Party (SDP) in Jos, was a good man.
“And, his only primary reason for joining the race was to offer selfless service to the ordinary Nigerians.
“ I was deeply pained by the circumstances in which he was arrested; and eventually died in government’s custody. Such gross injustice was unspeakably cruel,” Atiku said.