Zonal Head of LASTMA, Apapa Beaten to Death by Okada riders

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Mr Bakare

The Zonal Head of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), Apapa, named Mr Bakare, was beaten to death by suspected okada riders and touts on Thursday, 15th December, 2016.

PM News reports that Mr Bakare was killed along Point Road, Apapa while performing his duties, which included making sure okada riders didn’t ply the major roads which are restricted. Bakare was reportedly beaten to death by angry okada riders and touts.

General Manager of LASTMA, Bashir Braimah, confirmed the incident, stating that he was on duty controlling and regulating traffic in Apapa when he was beaten up until he died.

Police Public Relations Officer, Dolapo Badmos also confirmed the incident, stating that the official was killed during a mob action. She also revealed that investigations into the crime have begun and that people responsible for his death will be arrested and prosecuted.

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