Fleeing driver crushes LASTMA official to death

An official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Jamiu Isa, has been crushed to death by a driver driving against traffic at the Lekki-Ajah area of the state.

Issa was said to have been hit while trying to apprehend the traffic offender.

A statement by the spokesperson for the agency, Olumide Filade, said though Isa was rushed to the hospital, he was confirmed dead on arrival.

“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,” he said.

Meanwhile, the General Manager of the agency, Bolaji Oreagba, has commiserated with the family of the deceased, warning that those who refused all entreaties to desist from assaulting and injuring government officials would be made to face the full wrath of the law.

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