There was palpable tension in Ago Palace Way, Okota in Lagos state as residents stormed the streets to protest the death of four passengers including a pregnant woman and her two children who died in a tragic accident allegedly caused by police officers and LASTMA officials.
Narrating how the incident happened, a Nigerian man with the handle @tobe_stevee, revealed that a policeman and driver were struggling for the steering wheel while in motion when they lost control and hit a tricycle with passengers in it.
He said, “Something happened at my area this morning. A driver was arrested by the police, one of them got into his car, while the others followed, on the way to the station, at the okota roundabout, the driver decided to play a fast one and diverted to ago palace way.
“While in motion, the police man and driver began to contest for the steering wheel. Eventually they both lost control and the car hit a tricycle (keke). In the tricycle, A woman with her two kids and the rider. All of them died. May their soul Rest In Peace.
“Now passers-by begin to deliberate on the issue and everyone pointed blames at the police for not effectively carrying out their duties thus endangering lives in the process.
“The police need to do better… However being civilized as citizens is also something we need to look at as well. Both the police and the driver should be jailed.”
Angry residents of the area set up a fire in the middle of the road to express their anger. They have also demanded the arrest of the erring police officer.
See videos from the protest below;
This happened in Ago palace this morning pic.twitter.com/DiIw1ZNURv
— OBIholic (@afrochuks) October 3, 2023
Five de#d after Police drags steering with a motorist,and ended up hitting a Keke with passengers (pregnant woman,and two of her kid,two others) in Ago palace way ,Lagos State 💔😭 pic.twitter.com/hcLMfe2Grn
— Nwa ❤️ (@Nwaadaz) October 3, 2023