LAWMA confirms death of workers in Gbagada, vows to arrest motorist

LAWMA workers killed in Gbagada accident

Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) has confirmed the death of two of its staff along the Gbagada Expressway.

A motorist on Monday morning knocked down and killed two sanitation workers of the agency.

The motorist, who is at large, was fleeing arrest by officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) when he ran into the LAWMA workers, eyewitnesses said.

Unconfirmed reports say the deceased were siblings residing on Ajenipa Street, Ladi-Lak area of Bariga.

In a statement released after the incident, LAWMA vowed to go after the fleeing motorist.

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The statement said: “The Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) regrets to announce the tragic death of two of our esteemed sanitation workers, who were hit by a reckless driver, in the cause of discharging their lawful duties and rendering invaluable services to humanity around Gbagada axis.

“LAWMA is working with security agencies to apprehend and prosecute the errant driver of the car, with vehicle number EPE 984 DV.

“We wish to appeal to motorists for the umpteenth time, to drive with utmost caution on the highways, to avoid sad incidents like this happening to our sanitation workers or anyone in the course of their legitimate duties.

“The public is urged to remain calm as appropriate steps are being taken and necessary measures put in place.

“Our heartfelt condolences go to the families of the deceased, whom we love most dearly. May their souls continue to rest in peace.”