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How LASTMA K!lled Pregnant Woman In Lagos | PHOTOS + DETAILS

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How LASTMA K!lled Pregnant Woman In Lagos | PHOTOS + DETAILS

A pregnant woman and a tricycle (Keke) driver, on Tuesday, di-ed when a commercial driver running away from officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), rammed into a Keke in the Okota area of Lagos State.

According to report, LASTMA officials were chasing the driver for taking one-way route when the incident happened.

A statement released on X, by the PRO, Lagos State Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin  on the incident read;

“This ugly incident happened when a driver fleeing from LASTMA officials who accosted him for driving against traffic ran into a tricycle. Unfortunately, two persons have been confirmed dead, while two children are currently receiving treatment in hospital”.

“The policeman attached to the LASTMA team was severely attacked and grievously wounded by a mob. He is unconscious and currently being treated in hospital”.

The police said normalcy returned to the area after a backup team was deployed, adding that;

“Investigation has commenced into the incident.”

Reacting to the incident, LASTMA in a statement said;

“Traffic Officer Hassan Kehinde of Zone 27, Okota who led the LASTMA patrol team disclosed that a driver of a blue TOYOTA Sienna bus (AKD 944 HN) was apprehended for driving against traffic (One-way) around Ago Palace Way, Lagos,” a LASTMA statement added.

“He disclosed further that a policeman attached to the patrol team volunteered to escort the apprehended vehicle to the LASTMA office for proper booking.

“On their way, and in an attempt by the driver to escape, he diverted into Bayo Oyewale Street by Ago Roundabout and rammed into a fully loaded tricycle.

“While the tricycle operator died instantly, the pregnant woman later died at the hospital while the two injured school children were currently in the intensive care unit (ICU) receiving medical attention.”

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