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  • Updated: April 19, 2024

Driver arrested in Lagos for stuffing 15 children into vehicle

Driver arrested in Lagos for stuffing 15 children into vehic

Operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the Lagos State Police Command have apprehended a driver who allegedly confined four children in the trunk of a car and squeezed 11 others onto the seats.

SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the spokesperson for the command, confirmed the arrest via a post on his verified Twitter handle @benHundeyin on Friday.

He stated that the driver was apprehended for negligence, emphasizing that the RRS detained him after receiving reports from concerned citizens about a Volkswagen Passat overloaded with 15 children on the Lekki–Ikoyi Link Bridge around 8:00 p.m. last Sunday.

“The RRS arrested the driver for cramming 15 children into a Volkswagen Passat in Lagos. The vehicle was reported by concerned citizens on the Lekki–Ikoyi Link Bridge at 8.00 p.m. on Sunday

“The police noticed that the driver, who had been contracted to transport the children to a beach, had locked four of the children in the car trunk while 11 others were crammed together,” he said.

Hundeyin said that preliminary investigations revealed that one child collapsed earlier due to similar transport conditions, but recovered after receiving medical attention. According to him, the children have been released to their parents unhurt.

The image maker disclosed that the suspect would be charged in court.

He said that Lagos State Commissioner of Police Adegoke Fayoade praised Lagos residents for always promptly alerting the authorities to suspicious persons and happenings. 

 

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