Police arrests owner and driver of vehicle that killed 2 FAAN staff

The Lagos state police command has arrested the owner and driver of the container truck that crushed two staff of the Federal Aviation Authority of Nigeria FAAN to death on the 26th July.

Chidinma Ajoku and her colleague, Chima Nnaekpe, were said to had closed from work on the day of the incident and boarded a commercial bus home.

Sadly, the truck driver lost control and the container fell on their bus, killing Chidinma and Chima on the spot.

Three others sustained injuries and were rushed to the General Hospital in lsolo for treatment. The corpses of Chidinma and Chima were deposited at Yaba mortuary for autopsy.

The driver of the commercial bus, Daniel Okwoje, who sustained serious injuries, died later in the hospital.

At a press conference in the state command headquarters in Ikeja today August 18, the Lagos State Commissioner for Police, Hakeem Odumosu, disclosed that the truck driver, Okanlawon Sodiq who fled the scene of the accident, was later arrested by a team of detectives from Ilasamanja division on the 7th of August.

Odumosu said that the owner of the truck, Wasiu Lekan, was also arrested for operating an unlashed container.

The police boss said that the suspects will be prosecuted. He warned operators of containers to comply with safety rules especially lashing their containers or face the full weight of the law.