A reckless driver evading arrest by traffic officials has killed two road sweepers on the Gbagada-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos State.
It was gathered that the driver, whose name is unknown as of press time, killed two sanitation workers while fleeing from officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
According to Channels Television, the fleeing driver rammed into the two sweepers who were members of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) at their duty post by the roadside during the hot chase.
The platform stated that the sad incident led to a demonstration as passersby and motorists protested the killing of the street sweepers at their duty post.
Security agents, including policemen, have since arrived at the scene and tear-gassed protesters in an attempt to disperse them and quell the situation.
See the video below.
Reacting to the incident in a statement on Monday, LAWMA confirmed the death of the two sweepers, saying that it is working with security agencies to apprehend and prosecute the driver of the car, with vehicle number EPE 984 DV.
The statement reads: “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 the course of their legitimate duties.
“The public is urged to remain calm as appropriate steps are being taken and necessary measures put in place.
“Our heartfelt condolences go to the families of the deceased, whom we love most dearly. May their souls continue to rest in peace.”
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