Lagos State Site visitors Administration Authority (LASTMA) says a driver afraid of arrest fatally knocked down its officer.
In an announcement on Thursday, LASTMA Basic Supervisor, Olajide Oduyoye, gave the identify of the deceased as Samson Olawale Akinmade.
The incident occurred on Tuesday in Mile 12, Ketu.
Akinmade died on Wednesday on the Lagos State College Educating Hospital (LASUTH).
Oduyoye stated the motive force of a blue-black Opel Area Bus with registration quantity AAA 74 GG knocked down the officer at Demurin Avenue junction inwards Mile 12 whereas controlling site visitors, leaving him with head and physique accidents.
The GM stated Akinmade was directing yellow buses away from the Demurin Avenue Junction checkpoint and approached the motorist to park away from the highway to select passengers.
“The motive force assumed that he could be apprehended for obstructing site visitors and sped off, flattening the officer towards the concrete culvert on the service lane and dragging him for about seven metres.
“He tried to flee by a avenue which turned out to be closed however was finally arrested and handed over to the Police at Alapere alongside together with his automobile”, he defined.
Oduyoye commiserated with Akinmade’s household, the Ministry of Transportation and LASTMA.
He vowed that the federal government will be certain that the motive force is apprehended and prosecuted in accordance with the regulation.
Oduyoye warned motorists to desist from violating the State Site visitors Legal guidelines as a way to stop accidents and deaths on Lagos roads.
How driver afraid of arrest killed our officer – LASTMA