By Emmanuel Adeleke
There was pandemonium at Ago Palace Way, in Isolo area of Lagos State on Tuesday after a vehicle being chased by the officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA) rammed into a tricycle, killing a pregnant woman, her two children and the tricycle operator.
It was gathered that one of the LASTMA officials at Okota Roundabout was trying to take over the steering of a Toyota Sienna vehicle from the driver while in motion for violating traffic rules.
In the process, the vehicle lost control and rammed into a tricycle on Bayo Oyewale Street.
The pregnant woman was said to be taking her children to school when the tragedy struck.
The incident sparked a protest, as an irate mob descended on the LASTMA official.
However, the timely intervention of a team of policemen saved the official from being lynched, as the officers fired tear gas cannisters to disperse the mob.
The policemen also cleared the barricade mounted on the road by the protesters as they whisked the LASTMA official away.