Driver kills LASTMA officer to evade arrest

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Jamiu Issa, a traffic officer with the Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), was slain by a car he confronted for speeding.

According to LASTMA, the incident occurred on April 20 in Ajah.

In a statement released Thursday morning, the agency’s spokesman, Olumide Filade, claimed the deceased officer was thrown down by the driver, who then ran him over as he fled the scene.

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Filade said the alleged killer driver was driving a green Toyota Sienna with the licence plate FST901AR and was apprehended by other motorists who observed the tragedy and chased him.

According to him, the deceased, who was the leader of the LASTMA squad in Ajah, approached the vehicle that was breaking traffic laws from Chevron to Conservation Toll Plaza and stood by the side of his door, waiting for him to get down.

He claimed the driver pretended to want to exit the vehicle by opening his door, only to return inside, reverse, and push Issa down with the open door as his front wheel ran him over.

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“While some good Samaritans/eye witnesses pursued the escaping driver to the Chevron Waterfront area, where he was apprehended and taken first to Ilasan Police Station, and then to Ajiwe Police Station, where the incident occurred for proper investigation, Issa’s colleague at the scene of the incident quickly put a call through to the zonal head.”

“Also, some eyewitness testimonies claim that the Sienna driver knocked down another individual while attempting to flee the area before being captured.

“The fatally injured Issa was rushed to the Lagos Island General Hospital, where his death was confirmed” (BID).

“His remains have been deposited in the same hospital’s mortuary.

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“The mourning LASTMA General Manager, Bolaji Oreagba, expresses his condolences to the deceased officer’s family.

“He has also stated that, despite several public appeals and warnings to refrain from assaulting and injuring government officials, some unscrupulous elements in society who have refused all entreaties will be subjected to the full force of the law.”

“Oreagba also stated that this incident would not deter the agency’s officers from carrying out their duties and responsibilities as outlined in the law that established the agency,” Filade said.

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