An officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has been knockdown and killed by a motorist in the Mile 12 area of Ketu , Lagos .
This was disclosed by the General Manager LASTMA, Engr . Olajide Oduyoye, who gave the name of the officer as Samson Olawale Akinmade .
He said the officer died in the early hours of Wednesday , January 27 , 2021 , after he was knocked down by the motorist who drove a blue – black Opel Space Bus with registration number AAA 74 GG .

Oduyoye said Akinmade was knocked down at Demurin Street junction inwards Mile 12 while controlling traffic , leaving him with head and body injuries .
He said the officer died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital where he was rushed after sustaining various degrees of injuries .
“ This event is particularly sad because this was a young , intelligent and dedicated officer employed in the year 2019 . He was very committed to his job but now he has been cut down in his prime by a careless and lawless driver , thereby depriving his family, the government agency , Lagos and Nigeria of a future leader in the making ” , he said.

He said Akinmade who was directing yellow buses at the Demurin junction had approached the motorist and urged him to park away from the road to pick passengers .
“ The driver assumed that he would be apprehended for obstructing traffic and sped off , knocking down the officer against the concrete culvert on the service lane and dragging him for about seven metres . He tried to escape through a street which turned out to be closed but was eventually arrested and handed over to the Police at Alapere along with his vehicle” , Oduyoye explained.
Oduyoye sympathised with the family of the deceased and called for the prosecution of the driver in accordance with the law.

Source – PUNCH


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