Two passengers die as Okada plies ‘one way’ along Lagos-Badagry expressway 

......motorcycle operator dies in hospital. 


CITIZENS COMPASS —Barely a week after Lagos State Governor, Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu ordered the arrest of a soldier riding against traffic along the Lagos-Badagry Expressway, two passengers of a commercial motorcycle were trapped to death on weekend when a truck rammed into their motorcycle whose operator rode against traffic along the Expressway. 

Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), recovered the trapped bodies. 

The incident occurred at Barracks Bus-stop when the empty long ‘Man-Diesel’ truck journeyed on the road. 

LASTMA spokesman, Adebayo Taofiq, confirmed that the recovered bodies were passengers on a motorcycle riding in a direction prohibited by law (‘One-way’) on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

While the passengers died instantly, the rider later died at a hospital around Satellites Town.

Preliminary investigations revealed that a truck driver while on top speed lost control as a result of a rear busted tyre and rammed into a motorcycle plying one-way by Barracks Bus-stop inward Iyana-Iba along Lagos-Badagry Expressway.

While the truck driver ran away after the accident, Policemen from ‘Onireke’ Police Division’ took away the recovered dead bodies.

LASTMA Ogunremi Olanrewaju (LASTMA Commander Area D) who led the recovery operations and his team immediately evacuated the truck and motorcycle off the road for an unhindered free vehicular movement around the Expressway.

LASTMA General Manager Mr. Bakare-Oki Olalekan, while warning truck drivers to always stop  over speeding however appealed to motorcycle operators to stop playing one-way including all restricted routes across the State.


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