LASTMA apprehends reckless driver for allegedly killing Lagosian


CITIZENS COMPASS —Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) in the early hours of weekend, apprehended a reckless private car driver for allegedly killing a passerby around Ogba area of the State.

The Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Mr Adebayo Taofiq, in a press statement disclosed that the fatal accident happened around Yaya Abatan by College Road, Ogba, Ikeja.

He said preliminary investigation revealed  that the driver of an unregistered white ‘Mercedes Benz’ (CLA 250) car lost control as a result of over speeding and hit an innocent passerby who died instantly.

“LASTMA personnel apprehended the driver while running away after he saw that the innocent passerby has died as a result of the accident” 

LASTMA Akinola Ganiyu (Commander, Agege) Iju-Ifako axis who led the LASTMA rescue team confirmed that he was later handed over to Police-men from Area ‘G’ Police Command who were equally at the scene of the accident for further investigations.

According to LASTMA Commander Ganiyu “While the vehicle was immediately cleared off the road for free vehicular movement, members of the deceased family later came and removed the corpse”

LASTMA General Manager, Mr Bolaji Oreagba however, cautioned motoring public to stop over speeding, obey road signs and speed limit while driving on the road particularly at the ‘Ember Months’ period.


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