BREAKING: Driver Surrenders Self to Police After Crushing LAWMA Officials to Death

BREAKING: Driver Surrenders Self to Police After Crushing LAWMA Officials to Death

  • Lagos police confirmed on Tuesday that the driver who accidentally crushed two sweepers to death is in custody
  • The state police spokesman, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, made this known on Tuesday through a statement
  • Hundeyin noted that although the driver turned himself in, he would be charged with manslaughter and not murder

Legit.ng journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

Ikeja, Lagos state - The driver that rammed into two officials of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) along Gbagada Expressway on Monday morning, November 13, has turned himself in to the police.

Lagos state police, LAWMA, LASTMA
The hit-and-run driver who crushed LAWMA workers turned himself in to the police. Photo credit: Lagospost.ng
Source: Facebook

The state police spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the development to The Punch on Tuesday, November 14.

According to Hundeyin, the driver would be charged to court for manslaughter.

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He said:

“The owner of the Honda Saloon car turned himself in yesterday (Monday) night and he will be taken to court today for manslaughter.
“It was not murder, it was an accident and was not deliberate, so he will be charged with manslaughter.”

How driver evading LASTMA crushed 2 LAWMA workers to death

Earlier, Legit.ng reported that two workers of LAWMA lost their lives when an unidentified driver attempting to evade a raid by operatives of LASTMA at Charlie Boy bus stop on the Oshodi-Gbagada expressway in Lagos state rammed into them.

The deceased cleaners were discovered in a drainage channel, prompting onlookers to grieve.

The presence of passersby and fellow street cleaners resulted in a road blockade, causing significant delays for commuters.

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Immigration loses 8 band personnel to fatal accident

In another report, the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) was thrown into mourning following the tragic demise of some of its personnel.

Reports confirmed that about eight band members of the NIS were killed in a fatal accident along the Kano-Abuja highway.

Senator Shehu Sani reacted to the incident by narrating how he partly witnessed the tragic incident.

LASTMA rescues 3 as trailer crushes car in Lagos

Also, Legit.ng reported that three persons were rescued on Sunday night, September 24, after a 40ft container fell on a Toyota Corolla car in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos state.

The three persons rescued by the Sari Iganmu Rescue Crew of the Lagos State Fire and Rescue Service and other State Emergency Responders include two male adults and a female, occupants of the car crushed by the trailer.

Source: Legit.ng

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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng with 6+ years of experience. Before joining Legit.ng, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email: esther.odili@corp.legit.ng.

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