Operatives of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority (LASTMA), today apprehended a driver for damaging truck barrier on Dorman-Long Bridge, Surulere area, inwards Ikorodu road (Fadeyi).
This was confirmed in a statement released on Sunday by the Director, Public Affairs and Enlightenment Department of LASTMA, Mr Adebayo Taofiq.
Taofiq confirmed in the statement that the truck driver, identified as Sarafa Oladiji was apprehended after he forcefully drove his truck under the newly installed truck barrier on Dorman-Long Bridge.
According to Taofiq, priliminary investigation revealed that the truck which was fully loaded with compressed papers damaged barrier after he got trapped and the driver forced the truck out under the barrier.
“It was gathered that the fully loaded truck was on his way to Shagamu from Alakija where he loaded before the accident occurred”, the statement said.
“Lastma Officials led by Lastma Olukoga Olajide evacuated the loaded truck from the road and immediately handed over the apprehended driver to Police men from Area ‘C’ Police Division at Barracks, Surulere for further investigation”, Taofiq said.
It will be recalled that the truck barrier ascending Dorman-long Bridge was newly erected and completed early Sunday morning after a travel advisory was earlier issued by the Lagos State Government.