JUST IN: Pregnant woman and her 2 kids die as police, driver drag steering wheel in Lagos

Four passengers have reportedly died, including a pregnant woman and her two children, after a car drove into a tricycle in the Ago Palace Way of Okota in Lagos state.

According to a social media user, Tobe Steve, a policeman and driver were contesting for the steering wheel while in motion when they lost control and hit a tricycle with passengers in it.

He wrote: “Something happened at my area this morning. A driver was arrested by the police, and one of them got into his car, while the others followed, on the way to the station, at the Okota roundabout, the driver decided to play a fast one and diverted to Ago Palace way.

“While in motion, the policeman and driver began to contest for the steering wheel. Eventually, they both lost control, and the car hit a tricycle (keke). In the tricycle, A woman with her two kids and the rider. All of them died. May their soul Rest In Peace.

“Now passers-by begin to deliberate on the issue, and everyone pointed blame at the police for not effectively carrying out their duties, thus endangering lives in the process.

“The police need to do better… However, being civilized as citizens is also something we need to look at. Both the police and the driver should be jailed.”

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