Bus drivers kill LASTMA officer, injure others | Dailytrust

Bus drivers kill LASTMA officer, injure others

The management of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), has confirmed the killing of their staff member by some mini-bus drivers at the Anthony bus stop area of the state.

The LASTMA also said another staff sustained serious wounds during the attack, which it said, was orchestrated by suspected cultists masquerading as drivers of commercial mini-buses.

Obasi Segun was killed by a mob, as well as Adeniyi Hakeem, while closing from work on Tuesday.

Daily Trust learnt that seven of the suspected killers were, however, arrested and handed over to the police.

The general manager of the LASTMA, Mr Olajide Oduyoye, who confirmed the unfortunate incident, also condemned it in strong terms.

Oduyoye said the deceased were allegedly attacked with machetes and other dangerous weapons by the driver of a commercial bus with registration number FKJ 452 YC, plying Bariga to Oshodi via Ikorodu road, in cohorts with some other drivers, after the said vehicle was apprehended for contravening the traffic laws of the state.

He warned that any traffic violation would be punished as approved by the Lagos State House of Assembly.