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LASEMA recovers policeman, commercial cyclist’s corpses along Lekki-Epe expressway

Ayodele Olalere

The Lagos State Environmental Management Agency (LASEMA) has recovered the corpse of a policeman who died in an accident along Lekki-Epe expressway.

According to the Head, Public Affairs of LASEMA, Nosa  Okunbor, the policeman was killed by a hit-and-run vehicle, on Sunday night, at Marwa, along Lekki- Epe expressway.

The vehicle and owner were yet to be identified.

He said the remains of the dead officer has been recovered.

He said the deceased named Paul Omaji, was dressed in mufti, and was round dead where he was reportedly knocked down by an unidentified vehicle which ran into the officer on his way to resume his duty.

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“On arrival at the incident scene, an officer named Paul Omaji was found dead.

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“Investigation conducted at the scene revealed that an unidentified vehicle ran into the officer on his way to resume his duty.

“The unidentified vehicle fled the scene immediately the incident occurred. The deceased body has been bagged as the LASEMA responders alongside officers on ground transported the deceased body to Marina General Hospital with the aid of the agency’s ambulance.

“The corpse was handed over to another officer, SP Onajide Olabode, and has been deposited in the morgue.”

In a related development, at Ikota along the same Lekki-Epe expressway, the agency also recovered a yet-to-be-identified dead commercial motorcycle operator, who was involved in an accident  when he rammed into an electric pole.

According to a preliminary report by the agency, the deceased reportedly lost control of his motorcycle and rammed into an electrical pole on the road median, leaving him critically injured and later dead.

“Upon arrival at the incident scene,   a commercial motorcyclist was found dead.

“Investigation conducted at the scene revealed that the deceased  was on motion when he lost control and unavoidably rammed into an electrical pole on the road median.

He gave up the ghost on transit to a nearby hospital. The motorbike has been taken off the  road from the scene.”