The Special Adviser to the Lagos State Governor on Transportation, Sola Giwa, has refuted claims alleging that officials of the state’s Transportation Management Authority, LASTMA, caused the accident that claimed the lives of two at Gbagada on Monday morning.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by him and posted on the official X handle of LASTMA on Monday evening.
The statement read, “The attention of the Lagos State Ministry of Transportation has been drawn to the story circulating on social media alleging that LASTMA personnel were responsible for a fatal incident that claimed the lives of two LAWMA Street Sweepers today around Charlie Boy at Gbagada inward Oworonsoki, Lagos.
“The Ministry of Transportation wishes to express its profound condolences to the management of LAWMA and families of the deceased, and prayed for the repose of the departed souls.
“Information gathered, revealed that the driver of an Honda Saloon Car with registration number EPE 984 DV rammed into the innocent sweepers while they were discharging their duties along Gbagada Expressway this morning.
“Immediate investigation revealed that no LASTMA personnel was involved in the unfortunate incident.”
The statement added that police men from Pedro Police Station had recovered the accident vehicle into their custody to aid thorough investigation on the incident in order to unravel the real cause.
It read, “The Ministry of Transportation wants to assure members of the public that the outcome of the police investigation would be made public and anyone found culpable would be made to face the consequence of the law.”
The Special Adviser, however, appealed to members of the public to remain calm and motorists to always drive with caution on Lagos roads and highways.