Lagos State Gov., Sanwo-Olu Orders Ministry Of Justice To Begin Trial Of Truck Owner, Driver

Date: 31-01-2023 6:45 am (1 month ago) | Author: Olusanya Akinrinola
- at 31-01-2023 06:45 AM (1 month ago)
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The Lagos State Governor, Bababjide Sanwo-Olu, has ordered the state Ministry of Justice and relevant authorities to begin the trial of the owner and driver of the container truck that fell on a mini bus, killing 9 passengers.

Sanwo-Olu has expressed condolences to the families of the victims.

The police have been instructed to expedite their investigation.
The governor has also directed the Ministry of Transportation and Nigeria Ports Authority to find a solution to the problem of falling trucks and to enforce all laws governing truck operations.

The driver and owner of a similar incident that killed 3 people in July 2020 have been convicted and sentenced to life in prison.

The same will happen to the driver and owner involved in the recent accident, according to the State Commissioner for Information and Strategy, Gbenga Omotoso.
The government will also continue to implement its Transport Master Plan to ensure road safety.

Residents have expressed concern over the lack of action by relevant authorities to prevent truck accidents in Lagos and other states. Some residents have blamed the government for failing to protect lives.

Posted: at 31-01-2023 06:45 AM (1 month ago) | Hero
- Panaki at 31-01-2023 07:21 AM (1 month ago)
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The federal and stare government should set up task force at the Port to ensure all container are well bolted and tightened to the truck before ever leaving the port.
Any truck that doesn't comply with this law mustn't be allowed to leave the port premises.
In a case where a truck is spotted on the road carrying a container that's not well bolted and tightened to the truck. The driver must be stopped and detained. Then the task force officers on duty at the time the truck was leaving the port must all be arrested.
I've seen numerous containers on trucks on Lagos road that are not bolted to the trucks carrying them.
With the pot holes on the road. All it takes for these container to fall off is these trucks going into the pot holes.
Posted: at 31-01-2023 07:21 AM (1 month ago) | Upcoming
- OmoNobaUku at 31-01-2023 01:16 PM (1 month ago)
About time.
Posted: at 31-01-2023 01:16 PM (1 month ago) | Gistmaniac