LASTMA Denies Reports of Pregnant Woman Crushed to Death


The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority has debunked reports on social media that a van of the agency crushed a pregnant woman to death in Lagos.

The incident was said to have happened at the MRS filling station on Kodesoh Road, Ikeja.

This is contained in a statement issued on Tuesday by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of the agency, Mr. Adebayo Taofiq, where the agency said the report was untrue.

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“The story as presented by online media was not the true position of what transpired today at MRS Filling Station on Kodesoh Road, Ikeja.

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“The statement that a pregnant woman was crushed to death by a LASTMA Van during a ‘Korope’ chase was not true as she was confirmed not to be pregnant before being discharged from LASUTH with her husband,” Taofiq said.

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According to LASTMA, a preliminary investigation revealed that a mini commercial bus (Korope) driver upon sighting a LASTMA patrol van in front of the fuel station queuing to fuel up, drove dangerously and a passenger sitting by the door which was not closed fell from the ‘Korope’.

“As a result of this, the passenger was rushed to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital immediately for medical treatment due to minor injuries she sustained.”


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