Breaking: 4 Feared Killed As Police, Driver Drag Steering Wheel in Lagos

Breaking: 4 Feared Killed As Police, Driver Drag Steering Wheel in Lagos

  • There is heavy unrest at the Ago Area Palace of Lagos following the death of a pregnant woman and her two children
  • An X user explained that the tragic incident occurred while a policeman and the driver of the car were dragging the steering wheel while in motion
  • He hinted that the police officers arrested the driver, and one of them got into the car while others followed

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Okota, Lagos state - A pregnant woman and three others have reportedly died after a car drove into a tricycle in the Ago Palace Way of Okota in Lagos state.

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Four people died in Lagos state on Tuesday morning, October 3. Photo credit: Okechukwu Osinachi
Source: Facebook

This was made known by an X user, #tobe_stevee, via his page on Tuesday, October 3.

The X user narrated that a policeman and driver were contesting for the steering wheel while in motion when they lost control and hit a tricycle with passengers in it, The Nation reported.

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SaharaReporters confirmed that the sad incident happened in motion in the Ago Palace Way of Okota in Lagos state.

He explained below:

"Something happened at my area this morning. A driver was arrested by the police, one of them got into his car, while the others followed, on the way to the station, at the okota roundabout, the driver decided to play a fast one and diverted to ago palace way.
"While in motion, the police man and driver began to contest for the steering wheel. Eventually they both lost control and the car hit a tricycle (keke). In the tricycle, A woman with her two kids and the rider. All of them died. May their soul Rest In Peace."

The incident has led to unrest in the area. The video of the incident surfaced online.

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Motorist squeezes FRSC official on duty to death in Lagos reported earlier that an officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) was squeezed to death in the Orile-Iganmu area of Lagos state.

Eyewitnesses disclosed that the officer was sandwiched between two trucks until he bled to death.

Bisi Kazeem, the FRSC spokesperson, confirmed the unfortunate incident. He noted that the incident occurred on Saturday, September 16.

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Meanwhile, tragedy struck on Tuesday, March 15, in Lagos state, following the death of two brothers whose lives were cut short and their families thrown into mourning.

An accident involving a trailer and a motorcycle claimed the lives of the two brothers at the Eleganza bus stop in Lekki/Ajah road.

It was gathered that the trailer was vandalized and set ablaze.


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