Newslens Nigeria reports that the Lagos state Ministry of transportation has countered the initial report which alleged LASTMA officials of chasing a driver which resulted in a fatal accident that claimed the lives of two street sweepers.
This Nigeria news platform reports that this was made known in a press statement released by Hon. Sola Giwa, Special Adviser on Transportation to the Governor of Lagos State.
Read full statement below:
The attention of the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation (MOT) has been drawn to the above captioned story circulating on social media alledging that Lasma personnel were responsible for a fatal incident that claimed the lives of two LAWMA Street Sweepers today around Charlie Boy at Gbagada inward Oworonsoki, Lagos.
The Ministry of Transportation wishes to express its profound condolences to the management of Lawma and families of the deceased, and prayed for the repose of the departed souls.
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.
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 however, appealed to members of the public to remain calm and motorists to always drive with caution on Lagos roads and highways.