A runaway driver, fleeing from pursuing traffic officials on Monday morning, hit and killed two road sweepers on the Gbagada-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos State.
The yet-to-be-identified driver, rammed into the cleaners, in what some have described as the unnecessary pursuit by officers of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
The killed street sweepers were staff of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA).
An angry mob soon gathered and vented their spleen in a demonstration over the overzealous attitude that claimed the two lives. They were dispersed by security agents.
In a statement, the late workers’ employer said, “LAWMA is working with security agencies to apprehend and prosecute the errant driver of the car, with vehicle number EPE 984 DV,” the statement read.
“We wish to appeal to motorists for the umpteenth time, to drive with utmost caution on the highways, to avoid sad incidents like this happening to our sanitation workers or anyone in the course of their legitimate duties.
“The public is urged to remain calm as appropriate steps are being taken and necessary measures put in place.
“Our heartfelt condolences go to the families of the deceased, whom we love most dearly. May their souls continue to rest in peace.”