The Lagos State Government has warned the general public to henceforth desist from molesting or assaulting its officials on duties within the State or face the wrath of the State Government.
Giving this warning was the State Commissioner for Finance, Mr. Akinyemi Ashade, while reacting to a report of assault of a Land Use Charge field officer on duty at No 9, Mologede Street Meiran in Ayobo-Ipaja area of the State.
According to the report, Usuaulele Ernest and his sister Usuaulele Jessica beat up the field officer and destroyed his camera while taking the photograph of a bill posted on the property as part of the evidence of notice served on the property as demanded by Law.
The Commissioner warned that the State Government will not hesitate to deal decisively with anybody obstructing its officials in the performance of his/her lawful duty within the provision of Law.
Ashade urged Land Use Charge Field Officers to continue putting in their best in the performance of their duties and assured them of Government’s commitment to their welfare and safety while on duty.