Wednesday, July 31, 2019

How Lagos bus driver crushed mother, kills baby

A baby, Chimbusomma Uligwe, has died after a yet-to-be identified commercial bus driver knocked down her mother.

The driver, who was allegedly being chased by officials of the Lekki Concenssion Company Limited, in company with a mobile police inspector, Jonah Jatau, in the Eti-Osa Local Government Area of Lagos State, knocked down the Chimbusomma’s mother, Tochukwu, around the Elf bus stop.

The impact of the accident on Tochukwu, who was at the bus stop waiting to board a vehicle home, was said to have made Chimbusomma to fall off her back. She reportedly hit her head on the pavement as a result.

While Tochukwu sustained injuries from the accident, Punch Metro learnt that her daughter’s skull broke and she died on the spot on Wednesday, June 9, 2019, a day to her first birthday.

Chimbusomma’s remains were buried at the Ikoyi Cemetery on her birthday.

An eyewitness, who identified herself simply as Ukamaka, said the tragedy would have been averted if other means were explored to apprehend the driver of the bus, with number plate APP 584 XX, adding that the driver and conductor ran away immediately the accident occurred to avoid being apprehended.