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One dies, two injured in Lagos accident, rescued passenger arrested with 100 used baby diapers

BY TIMOTHY AGBOR

One passenger has reportedly died while three were severely injured in an accident at Moshalashi Roundabout, in the Iyana-Ipaja area of Lagos State on Monday.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Adebayo Taofiq.

After the crash occured, he said officials of the agency saved three severely injured victims and rushed them to the hospital.

The victims, according to LASTMA are two males and a female.

Taofiq noted that a preliminary investigation carried out revealed that over-speeding was the cause of the accident.

One of the rescued passengers was found with over 100 baby diapers and a large sum of money and has been handed over to the police for further interrogation.

The statement read, “Those rescued three accident victims were immediately rushed to different Hospitals by their relatives but, unfortunately, one of the rescued accident victims (male) reportedly died along the road to the hospital.

“Those vehicles involved in the accident were immediately removed from the road to avoid impeding the free flow of traffic and handed over to Policemen from Gowon Estate Divisional Police Headquarters for further investigations.

“One of the passengers inside the commercial tricycle involved in the accident was caught with more than 100 pieces of used small children ‘Diapers Pampers’ with a huge sum of money of different denominations was immediately handed over to Policemen at the scene of the accident.”

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