Thursday, July 19, 2012

LASTMA official dies chasing after a vehicle

A 34-year-old  official of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, was Tuesday crushed to death in his attempt to arrest a driver who reportedly violated traffic regulation at Oke-Afa, in the Isolo area of Lagos.
Eyewitnesses said a blue Volkswagen LT bus with number-plate LSR 942XC, drove towards Ejigbo in an attempt to beat the traffic light on reaching Pako. One of the  LASTMA officials on duty, one Mustapher Adeleke, reportedly attempted to stop him. In the process, the motorist, identified as Haruna Nuru, reportedly diverted to Okota lane, only to swerve to Isolo lane.
An eyewitness, who identified himself simply  as Mr. Oluwole, narrated that  “LASTMA official was pursuing the driver, as he turned to Okota lane, the LASTMA official jumped on the vehicle, but lost his grip and fell off as the driver swerved to Isolo route, killing him in the process. ”



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