Friday, 10 August 2012

Banker kills LASTMA official in Lagos

One Yinka Johnson, a female
banker with Standard IBTC
bank, yesterday crushed a
Lagos State traffic
Management Authority
(LASTMA) official, 33-year-old
Hammed Balogun, to death
along the Lekki-Ajah
Expressway, Lagos State.
Confirming the story, the
General Manager LASTMA,
Engr. Babatunde Edu, said
the deceased was carrying
out his official assignment at
his duty post at Mega City,
Ajah area of Lagos before he
met his untimely death.
He said the driver fled the
scene after crushing the
LASTMA official to death,
adding that she was later
arrested with the help of the
Area J Commander, ACP Felix
He said; “The suspect whose
identity was revealed by the
Auto Inspector device as
Yinka Johnson a staff of IBTC
drove in a Green Land-Rover
Jeep,SUV with registration
number plate, CY 276 LSD
against traffic from Mega
chicken inward toll Plaza
”She was intercepted by
three officials of LASTMA led
by the Head of Operations,
Mr Quayum Asafa for traffic
violation and in a drama like
scene, Johnson started
driving recklessly in order to
escape contravention and in
the process ran over the
”The deceased was rushed
down to Germaine Hospital
where he later died as a
result of injuries sustained
from the accident while the
corpse was deposited at the
Lagos State Teaching
Hospital, Ikeja for autopsy.”
Edu said the female banker
on realising what she has
done, ran and escaped from
the scene of the incident into
Ikota Estate, Ajah with the
security men shutting the
gate permanently.
He said: “The situation
became riotous as the
security attached to the gate
refused all pleas to open the
gate until the intervention of
the Area Commander in
charge of Area J, Mr Felix
Vwahmi, mobilised and
called for backup before
access could be gained into
the Estate.
”The suspect was finally
arrested and taken to Ajiwe
Police station from where
she was transferred to the
Criminal Investigative
Department, Panti for further

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