The Lagos State Government says its staff bus driver, Remi Osibanjo, who drove into a moving train at the PWD Ikeja, has been arrested and detained for further investigation.
The staff bus with Reg. No.: 04A-48LA coming from Isolo to Ikeja, had in the early hours of Thursday, March 9, at about 7:30am, while crossing the railway line at the PWD, Ikeja, collided with a moving train, leading to the death of many.
State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Moyosore Onigbanjo, disclosed this, in a statement signed by the Director of Public Affairs, Ministry of Justice, Mrs. Grace Alo.
According to Onigbanjo, the staff bus driver was already being investigated by the Railway Police Command Headquarters, Ebute-Metta, Lagos.
His words; “The Commissioner of Police, Railway Police Command has taken over the investigation of the accident. The Bus involved in the collision has also been retrieved and sent for thorough examination at the Lagos State Vehicle Inspection Service Office and the Ministry of Justice, MOJ, awaits reports from the Vehicle Inspection Office, VIO, and the Police, regarding the cause of the accident.”
He further noted that, “Whilst MOJ commiserates with victims of the accident and the families of those, who lost their love ones to the tragic accident, the state wants to assure members of the public that upon receipt of the case file from the Police and the report of the VIO, the office shall not hesitate to prosecute any person(s) found culpable.