SANWO-OLU DIRECTS TRIAL OF TRUCK OWNER, DRIVER •Govt takes measures to stop truck accidents The Lagos State Government commiserates with the families who lost their loved ones in the Ojuelegba truck accident on Sunday, January 29, 2023. May The Almighty console them and grant them the strength to go through this difficult time. Nine persons died in the accident. Identified victims are: Miss Blessing Isioma “F” Abdurahman Okoya Sunday “M” Felix John Ifeanyi “M” 40year Olatokunbo Basirat King “F’ 49years Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, after receiving an interim report of the incident, has directed the police to speed up their investigation of the matter. Besides, he has given the following directives: The driver of the truck and the owner, who are in police custody, must be prosecuted; Ministry of Transportation and Nigeria Ports Authority (NPA) should meet urgently to find a lasting solution to the menace of falling trucks; and All the laws governing the operations of trucks and related vehicles must be enforced with more vigour and diligence. The incident of 29th January, 2023 is one too many and it shows the irresponsibility of owners and drivers of such articulated vehicles who under the law should care for other road users. The Lagos State Government has zero tolerance for large containers that fall off trucks and injure or kill citizens, who are going about their lawful businesses. The driver (Sodiq Okanlawon) and owner (Wasiu Lekan) of a container which killed three (3) people on the 26th July, 2020 on Oshodi/Apapa Expressway, Ilasamaja were prosecuted and convicted on the 28th February, 2022 and sentenced to life imprisonment by Hon. Justice Okikiolu Ighile. The State Government will, in a similar manner, ensure that the driver and the owner of the truck involved in the January 29th incident are put on trial for the needless death of our dear citizens. This, we hope, will send a strong message to all those who have no regard for other people’s lives that Lagos will not condone their recklessness. They must be stopped, with the strong backing of our laws, because their actions offend our avowed commitment to safety and decency. Gbenga Omotoso Honorable Commissioner, Information & Strategy January 30, 2023
Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu, Governor Lagos State.

The incumbent Governor of Lagos State, Mr. Babajide Olusola Sanwo-Olu has called for calmness within the State.

Sanwo-Olu made the call Monday against the background of alleged reports of friction in some parts of the State Monday morning, affirming “all is calm now”.

“There is no need for violence, which is not part of our culture” Sanwo-Olu cautioned said in a statement he personally signed.

“We have got reports of friction in some parts of Lagos this morning. All is calm now.

“There is no need for violence, which is not part of our culture.

I urge all Lagosians to go about their businesses without any fear of harassment. Law enforcement agencies have been asked to ensure that there is no breakdown of law and order in any part of the state.

I have been your Governor for almost four years, promoting harmony and friendship across ethnic and religious lines without any form of discrimination whatsoever.

Let us remain calm. All will be well. We are a peaceful people and so we shall remain.


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