A female officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASTMA) named Arogundade Remilekun has been crushed to death by a truck in Apapa, Lagos.
The incident occurred on Saturday evening. The late Remilekun was said to be from Apapa Zone 36 station base.
The spokesperson of LASTMA, Mamud Hassan, confirmed the tragedy, saying that the officer was controlling traffic when the trailer reversed and crushed her to death.
He said the driver of the trailer fled the scene and abandoned the vehicle which had been impounded by the police.
Hassan disclosed that the deceased was survived by her two-year old daughter, a husband who worked in one of the Local Governments in Lagos and a grandmother.
He added that the remains of the victim had been deposited at the Lagos Island General Hospital morgue.
Hassan quoted the LASTMA General Manager, Olawale Musa as saying that the authority would not be deterred in carrying out its assigned duties in Lagos.
While commiserating with the deceased, Musa appealed to tankers to re-certify their vehicles before putting them on the road to avert tragedies.
Her remains had been evacuated from the scene of the tragedy. Her demise has brought mourning to the LASTMA family.