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  • Updated: March 03, 2024

Unregistered BRT bus kills 5-yr-old boy in Lagos

Unregistered BRT bus kills 5-yr-old boy in Lagos

A tragic incident occurred in Lagos on Saturday when a five-year-old boy named Maliki was killed in a motor accident involving an unregistered Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) vehicle. 

Maliki, along with his mother Rofiat and sibling Basit, was crossing the BRT lane at Palmgroove when they were struck by the BRT bus driven by Sunday Bukola. 

The driver fled the scene, leaving Maliki dead and his mother and brother injured. 

The police have arrested the driver and launched an investigation into the incident. 

Similarly, on Sunday, a ten-year-old boy named Chukwudi was killed by a Nissan Coastal Commercial Bus at Doyin Bus stop along Orile Mile 2 Expressway. 

Chukwudi and his father Bernard were on their way to church when the accident occurred. 

The driver was arrested, and the investigation is ongoing.

Chukwudi, whose skull was smashed, died instantly on the spot.

According to the deceased father Bernard who reported the incident at Bode, “We were on our way to church this morning when the accident happened. My son and I were standing at the curvet when the driver who was at high speed when the vehicle hit my son and smashed his skull.”

Confirming the incident the Spokesperson Lagos State Police Command SP Benjamin Hundeyin said: “On the receipt of the complaint the DPO moved to the scene with operatives, but in the course of evacuating the corpse some miscreants attacked them with stones and bottles and the officers were able to repel them after the patrol teams came for reinforcement.”

“However, the corpse has been taken to the morgue at Yaba General Hospital. The driver was later arrested and the accident vehicle is in police custody. The investigation is ongoing”, he added.

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