Driver that rammed into the Lagos State Waste Management Authority sweepers leaving two persons dead along Gbagada Expressway on Monday morning has surrendered himself to the police.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident in a statement on Tuesday, revealing that a Honda Saloon car with number plate EPE 984 DV thrusted into the LAWMA officials while they were discharging their duties along Gbagada Expressway yesterday.
Hundeyin said the driver would be charged in court on Tuesday for manslaughter.
“The owner of the Honda Saloon car turned himself in yesterday (Monday) night, and he will be taken to court today for manslaughter.
“It was not murder, it was an accident and was not deliberate, so he will be charged with manslaughter,” the police spokesperson noted.
The driver was escaping from officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) officials when the accident happened.
The Ministry of Transportation was said to have released a statement earlier refuting the involvement of LASTMA officials in the accident and asserting that any individual found responsible will face appropriate consequences following an investigation.
The statement partly read, “Immediate investigation revealed that no LASTMA officer was involved in the unfortunate incident.
“The Ministry of Transportation wants to assure members of the public that the outcome of the police investigation will be made public and anyone found culpable would be made to face the consequences of the law.”