A motorist has knocked down and killed an officer of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority in the Mile 12 area of Ketu, Lagos.

After the incident occurred, the General Manager LASTMA, Engr. Olajide Oduyoye, made comments. He said the name of the victim is Samson Olawale Akinmade.

He said the officer died in the early hours of Wednesday, January 27, 2021, after he was knocked down by the motorist who drove a blue-black Opel Space Bus with registration number AAA 74 GG, The Punch reports.

Speaking further, Oduyoye said Akinmade was knocked down at Demurin Street junction inwards Mile 12 while controlling traffic, leaving him with head and body injuries.

On the state of health before Akinmade died at died at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, sources disclosed that he sustained various degrees of injuries.

Oduyoye while making further comments said: “This event is particularly sad because this was a young, intelligent and dedicated officer employed in the year 2019. He was very committed to his job but now he has been cut down in his prime by a careless and lawless driver, thereby depriving his family, the government agency, Lagos and Nigeria of a future leader in the making.”