If the two LAWMA (Lagos State Waste Management Authority) officials who made their living by sweeping roads knew that they would meet their end, perhaps, they would have skipped work.

LASTMA officials kill two ladies with car


It was a tragic Monday morning at the Charlie boy, Gbagada, Lagos as the area was thrown into a state of mourning.

According to reports, a driver who was given a hot chase by LASTMA (Lagos State Traffic Management Authority) officials hit the road sweepers, throwing them into the gutter in the process.


The accident caused an uproar by the residents and onlookers of the area which led to a heavy traffic as the road was blocked.

From about 7:30 to 11:00 a.m, the road was on a stand still and movement was halted as onlookers gathered the accident scene while trying to handle the situation.


Policemen had to disperse the crown by spraying tear gas so people could move as the gridlock had lasted for hours.

LASTMA And Driver Chase

However, it is unknown what actually transpired between the LASTMA officials and the driver who allegedly killed the sweepers as they fled the scene.

Meanwhile, LAWMA confirmed the death of the two sanitation workers in a statement

“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.”

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Although the deceased are yet to be identified, it is claimed that they are sisters.

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