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General News of Thursday, 28 January 2021


LASTMA officer killed by hit-and-run driver

The late Samson Olawale Akinmade The late Samson Olawale Akinmade

Samson Olawale Akinmade, an official of Lagos Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has died after he was knocked down by a motorist at Mile 12, Ketu area of Lagos State.

The victim, who was said to have succumbed to his wounds was attached to the area executing his duties when the incident happened. He reportedly died in the early hours of Wednesday.

LASTMA General Manager, Engineer Olajide Oduyoye who disclosed this in a statement said the driver of a blue-black Opel Space Bus with number plate AAA 74 GG knocked down Akinmade at Demurin Street junction inwards Mile 12 while controlling traffic, leaving him with head and body injuries, The Vanguard reports.

According to the General Manager, the officer was immediately rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital (LASUTH), where he eventually died at about 1.00 a.m as a result of the severe injury sustained.

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