Lagos: Mob lynches policemen, LASTMA officials as truck rams into pupils - Punch Newspapers
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7 December 2021Pandemonium broke out along the Ogunusi Road, Grammar School Bus Stop, in Lagos on Tuesday afternoon when the driver of an articulated truck lost control and rammed into over 20 pupils.The pupils were on their way home after school activities and had wanted to cross the road when the truck ran over them.
A mob immediately chased him to the Ogba area before the police apprehended him.The mob, comprising angry youths and passersby, clashed with policemen at the scene who tried to maintain law and order.It was also gathered that the mob lynched some policemen and descended on officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, even as police officers fired teargas canisters to disperse the mob.
Also, emergency responders including operatives of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency reportedly turned back from the scene in the ensuing riot.The incident grounded vehicular movement as motorists deserted the road and stranded commuters trekked long distances. headtopics.com
LASEMA, in a situation report after the incident, confirmed the development.It was titled, ‘Situation Report on the truck accident at Ogunusi Road, Grammar School bus-stop, Ojodu Berger,’ signed by Yemi Sule of LASEMA Public Affairs Department.The statement read, “The Agency received a distress call at 2:56 pm about a truck accident at Ogunusi Road, Grammar School Bus-stop, Ojodu Berger.
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It's a big shame as a Nigeria that many school children killed in Lagos bcos of some group of uncivilized law enforcement officers, and a reckless truck driver. LASTMA, NIGERIA POLICE; GOD.. Bcos of N100? Just so tired of this country. It's one bad news after another. Gosh! 😥 I believe that these lastma officials will desist from pursuing vehicles
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