Two Lagos State Waste Management Authority (LAWMA) street sweepers lost their lives in a collision with a driver fleeing from the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) Taskforce.
The aftermath has transformed the usually bustling Gbagada inward Oworonshoki, especially the Charlie Boy Bus stop, into a tumultuous scene of protest.
Eyewitnesses recount the chaotic events that unfolded as a vehicle, pursued by the LASTMA Task Force, tragically crushed two LAWMA street sweepers on duty.
While the exact circumstances leading to the incident remain unclear, unconfirmed reports suggest that the high-speed chase initiated by the LASTMA Task Force played a role in the fatal collision.
The Charley Boy bus stop bore witness to the distressing event, with witnesses reporting the sound of multiple gunshots and the deployment of teargas by the police, intensifying the already tense atmosphere.
The local community has responded with outrage, and a wave of protests has swept through the streets.
Residents and sympathizers are demanding justice for the deceased LAWMA workers, urging swift and decisive action from the authorities.
The repercussions of the protest have extended to the transportation sector, causing unprecedented traffic congestion along the Gbagada/Oshodi expressway.