The Lagos State government is set to arraign Uzuokwu Solomon, 18, for offences relating to making hoax calls for emergency responder which is punishable under the Lagos State Fire service law& Command & control Centre law 2013.
The culprit who is alleged to have called the emergency line of the Fire Service on Friday, April 14, 2023 at 17:35 hours from Harmony Estate, Langbasa, Ajah, Lagos and reported a Fire emergency within the estate leading to the activation of emergency processes and eventual dispatch of the fire trucks from Lekki Phase II Fire service station. On arrival it was discovered that there was no fire incident. Because of the frequency of such calls in the past, the Estate security helped in the investigation which led to arrest of the false caller.
Consequently, the culprit who had been arrested is scheduled to be arraigned before a court of competent jurisdiction at Ogba Magistrate on the 19th of April, 2023 by 9.00am.
Speaking with Journalists, The Director Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service, Mrs Margaret Adeseye expressed her delight in the arrest of the culprit while reiterating the stand of the State government on malicious false calls which is punishable under the Lagos State laws.