There was pandemonium at the Liverpool area of Apapa on Thursday after a Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) official crushed a motor boy simply identified as Usman to death.
It was gathered that the motor boy was sleeping under the trailer when LASTMA officials accosted the driver of the trailer who had earlier evaded arrest.
According to eye witness account, the LASTMA official, after apprehending the truck, decided to drive it without minding that the motor boy was fast asleep under it.
An eyewitness who gave his name as Sanni Muhammed said, “The LASTMA officials came and wanted to arrest the trailer not knowing that the motor boy is sleeping under the truck. They started the vehicle and in the process killed the motor boy who was sleeping.”
The incident which happened at about11.00 am halted traffic as motor cyclists popularly known as okada riders blocked the main entrance leading in and out of Liverpool area to Tin Can Island port.
It took the intervention of police officers from the Area ‘B’ police division to chase the rampaging youths who had destroyed the official vehicle of the LASTMA personnel.
The corpse of the motor boy was said to have been taken to the Area ‘B’ police station.
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