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One Of Dangote’s Harbingers Of Deaths Wastes Woman In Lagos

Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting 

ONE of the harbingers of deaths on Nigerian roads, Mixer truck (KANO MDB 531 XA), belonging to Dangote, has, on Monday, crushed a yet-to-be-identified woman to death in Lagos, Nigeria.

The truck, which reportedly failed the brake, crushed the woman at Abule-Egba inward Mobil Filling Station.

Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Taofiq Adebayo, said the incident occurred beside Jubilee Bridge Opposite Zenith Bank, Lagos.

Taofiq confirmed that the trapped dead body was evacuated underneath the Dangote truck by officials of LASTMA and immediately handed over to the police from Oko-Oba Police Station.

According to him, preliminary investigations revealed that the Dangote Mixer truck, while on a high speed, lost control as a result of a brake failure, and while trying to swerve into a drainage channel, crushed the poor woman.

He said the truck driver was immediately apprehended by LASTMA officials, while Policemen from Oko-Oba Police Station provided security backup during the rescue operations.

Taofiq further said LASTMA Abdul Salam Nurudeen (Alpha, Zone 19 Abule-Egba/Tollgate) led the recovery operations.

He confirmed that his team was supported by other road sympathizers to evacuate the trapped dead body.

The General Manager of LASTMA, Mr. Olalekan Bakare-Oki, however, warned truck owners/drivers to always ensure their trucks are properly checked including the braking system before embarking on any journey within or outside Lagos.

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