Lebanese arrested over hit-and-run incident in Victoria Island

Lebanese John Greges arrested over hit-and-run in Victoria Island

Police in Lagos have arrested a middle-aged Lebanese John Greges, who allegedly drove against traffic recklessly, knocked down a pedestrian and escaped.

Spokesman of the Command Benjamin Hundeyin confirmed the arrest on Twitter on Thursday.

According to Hundeyin, on May 4 at about 7.45 a.m., a middle-aged Lebanese by the name John Greges 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.