Lagos Transport Ministry Condoles With Lawma, Family Of Street Sweepers. *Gives own account of Gbagada accident
The Lagos State Ministry of Transportation (MOT) says her attention has been drawn to the above captioned story circulating on social media alleging that LASTMA personnel were responsible for a fatal incident that claimed the lives of
The Lagos State Ministry of Transportation has expressed its profound condolences to the management of LAWMA and families of
two LAWMA Street Sweepers who lost their lives yesterday around Charlie Boy at Gbagada inward Oworonsoki, Lagos. The ministry prayed for the repose of the departed souls.
In the same vein, the ministry stated that LASTMA officials were not running after a car when the accident happened as speculated on social media. ‘Information gathered, revealed that the driver of an Honda Saloon Car with registration number EPE 984 DV rammed into the innocent sweepers while they were discharging their duties along Gbagada Expressway this morning. Immediate investigation revealed that no Lastma personnel was involved in the unfortunate incident’, National Association of Online Security News Publishers, NAOSNP gathered.
‘In addition, it was confirmed that Police men from Pedro Police Station had recovered the accidented vehicle into their custody to aid further and thorough investigation on the incident in order to unravel the real cause. The Ministry of Transportation wants to assure members of the public that the outcome of the Police investigation would be made public and anyone found culpable would be made to face the consequence of the Law.’
The Special Adviser to the Governor on Transportation, Hon. Sola Giwa however, appealed to members of the public to remain calm and motorists to always drive with caution on Lagos roads and highways.
However, it was reported earlier that a driver evading arrest by traffic officials, on Monday morning, rammed into two street cleaners on the Gbagada-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos State, killing them.
Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) confirmed the development in a statement on Monday.
Famousreporters.com gathered that an unidentified driver was evading LASTMA officials when he crushed the two Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) staff at their duty post by the roadside.
The situation led to a demonstration as passersby and motorists protested the killing of the street sweepers.
Security agents, including policemen, have since arrived at the scene to disperse the protesters and restore normalcy in the area.
LASTMA cautioned motorists to be law-abiding while driving in the state.
“LAWMA is working with security agencies to apprehend and prosecute the errant driver of the car, with vehicle number EPE 984 DV.
“We wish to appeal to motorists, for the umpteenth time, to drive with the utmost caution on the highways to avoid sad incidents like this happening to our sanitation workers or anyone in their legitimate duties.
“Our heartfelt condolences go to the families of the deceased, whom we love most dearly. May their souls continue to rest in peace.”