I woke up to this story and i thought I should let people read as well as news stations and detectives go put machineries at work to dig out the truth about this story. I have heard 2 side of the story, one from a news paper and the othe from an eye witness.
See the Newspaper version
A female banker yesterday crushed a Lagos State traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) official, 33-year-old Hammed Balogun, to death along the Lekki-Ajah Expressway, Lagos State.
Confirming the story, the General Manager LASTMA, Engr. Babatunde Edu, said the deceased was carrying out his official assignment at his duty post at Mega City, Ajah area of Lagos before he met his untimely death.
He said the driver fled the scene after crushing the LASTMA official to death, adding that she was later arrested with the help of the Area J Commander, ACP Felix Vwamhi.
He said; “The suspect drove in a Green Land-Rover Jeep SUV against traffic from Mega chicken inward toll Plaza Two.
”She was intercepted by three officials of LASTMA led by the Head of Operations, Mr Quayum Asafa for traffic violation and in a drama like scene, Johnson started driving recklessly in order to escape contravention and in the process ran over the officer.
”The deceased was rushed down to Germaine Hospital where he later died as a result of injuries sustained from the accident while the corpse was deposited at the Lagos State Teaching Hospital, Ikeja for autopsy.”
Edu said the female banker on realising what she has done, ran and escaped from the scene of the incident into Ikota Estate, Ajah with the security men shutting the gate permanently.
He said: “The situation became riotous as the security attached to the gate refused all pleas to open the gate until the intervention of the Area Commander in charge of Area J, Mr Felix Vwahmi, mobilised and called for backup before access could be gained into the Estate.
”The suspect was finally arrested and taken to Ajiwe Police station from where she was transferred to the Criminal Investigative Department, Panti for further interrogation.”
See eye witness' story below
I was there live when it happened Yes she violated traffic laws, they were two cars at the scene. The other owned by a man. Lastma already was going to tow away her car when late balogun stated fighting with the owner of car two. And in the process a punch from the guy throw the Lastma official into the express where he was crashed by a danfo bus. Ofcos first instinct for her was to take off from d scene. Plsssss ooo dat lady is innocent she was not involved in the fight dat killed the guy and she did not hit d guy wit her car. Her car has got no dent.
Investigator, TV Stations and all other media outfits, please kindly help look into this as suspect may be innocent and she should not suffer for what she did not do. Please help spread the word.