A car drivr being chased by the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has killed two women in Gbagada-inward third mainland bridge axis of Lagos State.
It was gathered that the tragedy unfolded on Monday morning in the Gbagada area, when the LASTMA officials pursued the driver, resulting in the tragic collision with two people identified as officials from the Lagos Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).
According to Channels Television, the driver was attempting to escape arrest, when being pursued by LASTMA officers, leading to the fatal accident that claimed the lives of the two LAWMA officials.
Senior Special Assistant (SSA) to Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu of Lagos State on New Media, Jubril Gawat, shared a video update, assuring that the expressway is now clear.
He wrote: “UPDATE: Gbagada Expressway … ALL CLEAR at the moment.”
Reacting to the tragic incident, the management of LAWMA released an official statement expressing their sadness and sympathy over the news.
He said, “LAWMA is working with security agencies to apprehend and prosecute the errant driver of the car, with vehicle number EPE 984 DV.
“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.”
The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) regrets to announce the tragic death of two of our esteemed sanitation workers, who were hit by a reckless driver, in the cause of discharging their lawful duties and rendering invaluable services to humanity…
— Jubril A. Gawat (@Mr_JAGs) November 13, 2023
KanyiDaily recalls that a Nigerian man was caught on camera confronting some LASTMA officials who were driving against traffic rules along the Third Mainland Bridge.