Reckless driver crushes LASTMA official to death

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An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Jamiu Issa, has been crushed to death by a yet-to-be-identified driver in the Lekki-Ajah area of the state.

LASTMA spokesperson, Olumide Filade, who confirmed the unfortunate incident in a statement on Wednesday said the driver was driving against traffic when he rammed into Issa, who wanted to apprehend him for the traffic offense.

Filade added that Isa was rushed to the hospital where he was confirmed dead.

“The driver of a green Toyota Sienna vehicle, with number plate, FST 901 AR, knocked down and run over a LASTMA official, Jamiu Issa, who was later confirmed dead, on April 19, 2022.

“The late Issa was said to have approached and accosted the Sienna vehicle driver who was driving against the direction of flow of traffic, facing oncoming vehicles from Chevron towards the Conservation Toll Plaza.

“It was reported that Issa was knocked down and run over by the traffic law offender. Issa’s colleague at the scene of the event quickly put a call through to the zonal head while some good Samaritans/eyewitnesses pursued the escaping Sienna driver to the Chevron Waterfront area where he was eventually apprehended and taken first to Ilasan police station, and eventually to Ajiwe police station, under which jurisdiction the event happened for proper investigation.

“Also, according to other eyewitnesses’ accounts, the Sienna driver also knocked down another person while trying to escape from the scene before the driver was apprehended.

“At the same time that the above scenario was going on, the fatally injured Issa was rushed to the Lagos Island General Hospital where it was confirmed that he was brought in dead. His remains have been deposited at the morgue of same hospital,” The statement read.