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One person killed as LASTMA official scuffle with driver

By James Agberebi
03 October 2023   |   3:52 pm
At least one person was reported killed and others injured in a scuffle that involved an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and a driver in the Ago Palace area of Lagos.

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At least one person was reported killed and others injured in a scuffle that involved an official of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) and a driver in the Ago Palace area of Lagos.

It was gathered that the incident happened on Tuesday morning when the driver of a Toyota Sienna allegedly tried to escape after violating traffic rules.

The LASTMA official at Okota Roundabout was struggling the steering with the drive in a bid to arrest him for the traffic offence.

Unfortunately, the driver lost control, and the vehicle rammed into a tricycle, killing the driver of the tricycle and injuring the passengers.

It was reported that the incident led to a protest as an angry mob descended on the LASTMA official.

It took the intervention of a team of policemen to save the official from being lynched, as the officers fired tear gas cannisters to disperse the mob.

The policemen also cleared the barricade mounted on the road by the protesters as they whisked the LASTMA official away.

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