A commercial bus driver on Monday, September 21, reportedly crushed to death killed an officer of the Lagos Neighbourhood Safety Corps (LNSC) at Iyana Ejigbo bus stop.
Reacting to the incident, the LNSC authority issued a directive to the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) to fish out the commercial driver who reportedly took to his heels after hitting the officer.
Naija News learnt that the deceased, whose name is revealed as Nsude Chika, was knocked down by the commercial vehicle (LT) at Power Line bus stop, Iyana Ejigbo and died immediately on the spot while the driver ran away.
Reports revealed that the Chika was on his way to his duty post when the incident happened at about 1:30 pm on Monday. Responding to the incident, a resident of Ejigbo, Mr. Ahnaed Shekoni, told newsmen that the driver, who was driving against traffic (One Way) ran away with his passengers after knocking the victim under a moving trailer.
He said: “We urge the authority of NURTW to please investigate this matter and fish out the LT driver who knocked him down and ran away to avert the fracas that might occur between the LNSC officers and the yellow bus drivers.
“The sad news is that he was knockdown by LT Bus plying one way and knocked under the trailer and the funny news is that no LASTMA official nor police could pick the bus number plate nor arrest the driver till he ran away with passengers inside the bus.”
On his part, the LNSC Corps Superintendent, Ejigbo LCDA, Omokayode Adeoye, said the remains of the victim has been evacuated and deposited in the mortuary at Isolo General Hospital while the investigation is on to fish out the driver. Also confirming the incident, the Head of Administration, Ejigbo LNSC, Rasaq Makanjuola narrated that the accident was caused by one of the members of the National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW), who was chasing the commercial driver for refusing to give him money.
Makanjuola noted that the driver, in a bid to escape, took one way and unfortunately hit the unsuspecting LNSC officer who was riding on his bicycle to his duty post.
He, however, urged the leadership of the NURTW to arrest the worker (Agbero) to fish out the commercial driver for investigation.
In another news, Naija News reported that a 20-year-old Business Administration student of the Federal polytechnic, Ilaro, Ogun State, Toluwalase Kembi, has been killed by a man, said to be her boyfriend in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state.
Source: Naija News