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Aug 7, 2020

The Executive government of Lagos State, Mr BABAJIDE OLUSHOLA SANWO-OLU has taken to  Social Media to reach out to grieving families of the unfortunate & tragic accident at Ilasamaja in Lagos State recently.

The Governor in his statement assured the familes that Investigation is on it’s way to ascertain the eventual cause of the tragic event and justice thereafter.

Losing a loved one is extremely painful, but what is more painful is losing them prematurely. That was the sad fate that befell the Ajoku & Nnaekpe families when they lost Chidinma Ajoku aged 27 & Chima Nnaekpe, 29 to a fallen container on their way home from work at Ilasamaja.

Their deaths are totally avoidable, and we take responsibility for this sad incident. The onus is now on us to enforce stricter and more stringent laws in order to put a total stop to these type of unfortunate incidents.

The heat of the sun will not be an excuse for the irate tempers and impatience of trailer, container and truck drivers on our roads. We will deploy security forces as cooling aids. It is very sad that these young people died in their prime due to no fault of theirs.

I deeply sympathize with the families, and I pray that God grants them strength during this period. The Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo SAN represented me and the Lagos State Government on a condolence visit to the families, and relayed my message to them.

We will ensure the departed & their families get the justice they deserve. I have also charged the commissioner of Police to ensure a thorough investigation, and instructed the AG to lead the prosecution of this case and ensure that justice is served appropriately and swiftly.

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