A driver trying to evade arrest by traffic officials, on Monday, killed two road sweepers on the Gbagada-Oshodi Expressway in Lagos State.
It was gathered that the driver, whose identity has not been disclosed, rammed into two workers of the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) at their duty post by the roadside, when being chased by personnel of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA),
The situation led to a demonstration as passers-by and motorists protested the killing of the street sweepers.
Security agents including policemen later arrived at the scene and tear-gassed protesters in an attempt to disperse them and avoid the situation degenerating into chaos.
Meanwhile, LAWMA confirmed the death of the two sanitation workers in a statement signed by its management, on Monday.
“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,” the statement read.