The driver of the Honda car with the licence plate EPE 984 DV, which hit the sweepers from the Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) on Monday on the Gbagada expressway, has turned himself to the police.
This was confirmed by Benjamin Hundeyin, the State Public Relations on Tuesday by SP the public relations officer for the state police.
According to Hundeyin, the driver will face manslaughter charges in court.
“The owner of the Honda Saloon car turned himself in yesterday (Monday) night and he will be taken to court today for manslaughter.
“It was not murder, it was an accident and was not deliberate, so he will be charged with manslaughter,” Hundeyin said.
Recall that the driver rammed into the sweepers while allegedly trying to escape from officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA).
However, the Ministry of Transportation in a statement on Monday night denied the involvement of LASTMA officials in the accident, stating that anyone found culpable after investigation will be punished accordingly.
The statement partly read,
“Immediate investigation revealed that no LASTMA officer was involved in the unfortunate incident.
“The Ministry of Transportation wants to assure members of the public that the outcome of the police investigation will be made public and anyone found culpable would be made to face the consequences of the law.”