Tuesday, 30 September 2014

Police nab driver who killed LAWMA workers


The scene of the accident
The Police have arrested the hit-and-run driver,
Kasali Mustapha, who knocked down two women
working with Lagos Waste Management Agency,
killing one and injuring the other.
PUNCH Metro had reported on September 9 that
the driver had rammed into the highway cleaners
along Iyana Oworo Expressway, in the Sura area
of the state on a Monday morning shortly after
they resumed duty for the day.
It was reported that one of the victims, Lateefat
Sulyman (popularly called Iya Tawa), died on the
spot while her colleague, Fatimoh Ajetunmobi
was rushed to a general hospital.
Our correspondent on Monday gathered that
Ajetunmobi, whose condition an eyewitness had
described as critical, eventually died at the
hospital.
It was also learnt that the suspect, whose car
number plate, KRD 864 CM, was recovered at the
scene of the accident, was tracked down by a
team constituted by the Commissioner of Police
and was handed over to the Adeniji Adele Police
Station.
While briefing PUNCH Metro on the development,
the LAWMA General Manager, Mr. Ola Oresanya,
said the state government through the Attorney
General and Commissioner of Justice, Ade Ipaye,
had taken up the matter.
Oresanya added that the culprit was likely to be
charged with murder to a court.
“We really appreciate the efforts of the police for
ensuring that the driver was eventually arrested.
The state government is on top of the matter.
The Attorney General is on the case and the man
is likely to be charged with murder because he
ran away after the incident. That shows he did it
intentionally,” he said.
Attempts to get the reaction of the Lagos State
Police Spokesperson, Kenneth Nwosu, proved
abortive as calls made to his mobile phone rang
out.
However, a police source, who craved anonymity
because he was not authorised to speak with the
press, told our correspondent that the driver had
been arraigned before an Igbosere Magistrate’s
Court on four counts bordering on reckless
driving and murder.
He said, “The driver has been charged to court
on four counts of dangerous driving, failure to
stop and report the accident and causing of
deaths.
He was admitted to bail in the sum of N100,000
with two sureties who must be government
officials and must have five years tax clearance.
The case was adjourned till October 21, 2014.”

Source: PUNCH

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