Pandemonium Erupts in Lagos as LASTMA Vehicle Crushes Tanker Driver


….LASTMA debunks allegations

By Chiemelie Ezeobi

Pandemonium on Friday erupted at Ijesha Bus stop, along the Mile 2-Oshodi Expressway, following the death of a tanker driver, who was allegedly crushed to death by a vehicle belonging to the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA).

 It was gathered that the tanker driver, one Salisu Sani, was intercepted by the LASTMA team along the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, by Ijesha.

Popularly known as Dangwari, the deceased was allegedly knocked down by a LASTMA vehicle.

 According to eyewitnesses, the driver tried to evade arrest after he had finished repairing his vehicle that broke down in the middle of the road.

When they caught up with him, they were said to have pulled down

the victim out of his vehicle and he was accidentally knocked down by the LASTMA  vehicle.

It was learnt that the victim was rushed to AMC Hospital, Amuwo Odofin, where he died.

Angered by the death of their colleague, other tanker drivers and made bonfires with used tyres and wood in the middle of the road, demanding that those involved in the death of their member be handed over to them.