The Lagos State Police Command has confirmed that the driver of the Honda car that killed two sweepers of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on the Gbagada expressway on Monday has surrendered to the authorities.
The state police public relations officer, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the driver, who turned himself in on Monday and will face manslaughter charges in court, killed the LAWMA officials accidentally.
He said, “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 driver, with the licence plate EPE 984 DV, hit and killed the sweepers while allegedly trying to evade arrest from men of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
However, an aide to the state governor on transportation, Sola Giwa, in a statement on Monday night, said LASTMA officials were not involved in the tragic accident but added that anyone found culpable after investigation will be punished accordingly.
It 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.”