The driver of the Honda saloon, identified by the license plate EPE 984 DV, which collided with sweepers from the Lagos State Waste Management Authority during their duties on the Gbagada Motorway on Monday morning, has voluntarily surrendered himself to police custody. This information was confirmed on Tuesday by SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the public relations officer for the state police.
According to Hundeyin, the driver will be brought to court on Tuesday to face charges of manslaughter. He clarified, stating, “The owner of the Honda Saloon car turned himself in yesterday (Monday) night, and he will be taken to court today for manslaughter. It was not murder; it was an accident and was not deliberate, so he will be charged with manslaughter.”
Previously reported, after colliding with the two LAWMA sweepers, the driver fled the scene, abandoning his car. It was noted that he had allegedly struck the sweepers while attempting to evade officials from the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority.
However, the Ministry of Transportation, in a statement issued on Monday night, refuted claims of LASTMA officials’ involvement in the accident. The statement emphasized that an immediate investigation revealed no LASTMA officer was part of the unfortunate incident. The Ministry assured the public that the results of the police investigation would be made public, and anyone found responsible would face legal consequences.
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