The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, has said the accident which led to the death of two persons in Ago Palace Way, Okota was caused by a driver who was fleeing from LASTMA officials who accosted him for driving against traffic.
He added that an investigation has commenced concerning the accident.
Hundeyin who confirmed the incident revealed that normalcy had been restored in a statement shared on X (formerly Twitter) account on Tuesday.
He wrote, “This ugly incident happened when a driver fleeing from LASTMA officials who accosted him for driving against traffic ran into a tricycle. Unfortunately, two persons have been confirmed dead, while two children are currently receiving treatment in hospital.
“The policeman attached to the LASTMA team was severely attacked and grievously wounded by an angry mob. He is unconscious and currently being treated in hospital.
“Police backup teams immediately deployed to the scene have since restored normalcy in the area. Investigation has commenced into the incident.”