The Lagos state police command says David Zapania, its officer who was knocked off a bridge in Lagos by a man driving a Toyota SUV, has been discharged from the hospital.

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TheCable Lifestyle had reported how Zapania was knocked into a canal by Sunday Okodo while trying to evade arrest on Wednesday.

In a statement on Thursday, Muyiwa Adejobi, the command’s spokesman, said Zapania is alive and healthy.

“The police Inspector involved in an accident in a viral video where a driver of Toyota SUV hit and injured a policeman is alive and healthy,” it read.

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“The driver resisted arrest and while trying to escape, a police inspector David Zapania was knocked down from the bridge and fell into a canal.

“The police inspector was rescued and rushed to the Lagos State Emergency and Trauma Center where he was attended to and discharged, but sustained a fracture on his left hand.”

The development comes as the police said Okodo will be arraigned before a mobile court at Oshodi.

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It was gathered that Okodo will be arraigned for driving in the direction prohibited by law (one-way) and punishable under part (III) item 25 of the Lagos State Transport Sector Reform Law of 2018.

The law stipulates a one-year jail term for offenders as well as forfeiture of the affected vehicle to the state government while second-time offenders risk three years imprisonment.

“Meanwhile, the reckless driver, Sunday Okodo, m, 38, of Alose close, Bony crescent Apapa, has been and his vehicle impounded. The driver will be arraigned today, Thursday 25th February 2021 before a mobile court at Oshodi,” it added.

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