The Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) has arrested a suspected ritualist who was in possession of 100 used baby diapers and a large sum of money in Lagos.
The suspect was involved in an accident that occured at Moshalashi Roundabout, in the Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos on Monday morning, April 24.
One of the victims involved in the accident died on the way to the hospital.
The agency disclosed this in a statement signed by its Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department, Adebayo Taofiq.
The statement added that the passenger found with used diapers has been handed over to the police for further investigations.
“One of the passengers inside the commercial tricycle involved in the accident was however caught with more than 100 pieces of used small children’s Diapers (Pampers) with a huge sum of money of different denominations and was immediately handed over to Policemen at the scene of the accident,” the statement said.
Further speaking on the accident, Adebayo said the accident involved two males and a female.
It added that a preliminary investigation carried out revealed that over-speeding was the cause of the accident.
“Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority on Monday rescued three severely injured accident victims (two males and a female) at Moshalashi Round-About inward Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos.
“LASTMA Akanji Wasiu (Bravo 16) who led the rescue operations confirmed that the accident involved three vehicles, a Mazda commercial bus (FKJ 88 XH), a Tricycle (Keke Napep KJA 369 QM) and a white Camry car (KJA 351 HG) on the main carriageway at Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos.
“Preliminary investigation revealed that the driver of a white Camry car lost control due to overspeeding and hit a commercial tricycle from the rear while the tricycle went off balance and obstructed another up-coming fully loaded Mazda commercial bus going to Iyana-Ipaja.
“The rescued three accident victims were immediately rushed to different Hospitals by their relatives but, unfortunately, one of the rescued accident victims (male) reportedly died along the road to the hospital.
“The vehicles involved in the accident were immediately removed from the road to avoid impeding the free flow of traffic and were handed over to Policemen from Gowon Estate Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigations.”
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