Folashade Kadiri, the agency's Director of Public Affairs, confirmed the ongoing investigation via WhatsApp to the Punch, emphasizing the need to allow the authority to mourn their dead.
According to witnesses, the bus was reportedly attempting to evade LASTMA officers, lost control which resulted in the fatal accident. On discovering that he already unalive two LAWMA workers who were unfortunate to be working by the roadside, the driver fled the scene, leading to public agitation and police involvement. Report had it that the bodies have been deposited at the morgue, and investigations are underway.
The state’s Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, also confirmed the incident, adding that the corpses had been deposited at the morgue.
Hundeyin however revealed that the driver of the bus took off with his bus and had yet to be apprehended.
He said, “Yes, there was an accident but no arrest has been made yet. We are on the trail of the driver he made away from the scene of the incident with his vehicle.”
“The corpses of the deceased have been deposited in the morgue.”
The Permanent Secretary of Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Damilola Oke-Osanyintolu, while speaking to our correspondent, said they would investigate the matter and find out the cause of the accident. He however advised the good people of Lagos State to remain calm as peace had been restored to the area.
“It’s a pathetic situation, highly unacceptable. However, when the incident occurred, we stepped in with our Rapid Response Squad and secured the situation. But we will look at the cause holistically.
“We advise the good people of Lagos State to remain cool and calm.”
The Lagos State Ministry of Transportation has however denied the allegation that the street sweepers were killed by a vehicle chased by its officials.