The bereaved mother of a 27-year-old lady Chidinma Ajoku who was killed after an unlatched container fell off a truck on a commercial bus at Ilasamaja bus-stop, Lagos, has demanded justice to be served to every involved in the death of her daughter.
Chidinma Ajoku, a staffer of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria (FAAN), was killed alongside her male colleague when a container fell on July 26.
The Lagos State Emergency Management Agency (LASEMA) described the accident as ‘an avoidable accident’ given that reckless driving of the truck driver led to its attached 20ft container falling on a commercial bus.
The truck fell on the commercial bus while discharging passengers at Ilasamaja bus-stop, leading to the death of two, while three others sustained injuries.
Chineze Ajoku, the mother of the deceased female passenger has called on the government and the Lagos State Police command to arrest the truck driver and get justice for the deceased.
“That Sunday, I waited and waited the whole night up till 2 a.m. waiting for her to come back from work. I was calling her aunty where she was staying in Surulere. Both of us did not sleep till it was 6 a.m. when a colleague called and told me that she was involved in an accident and they are at Isolo General Hospital.” she said.
The Lagos police spokesperson, Bala Elkana, said the police is investigating.
“The trailer that fell on the bus and killed these persons is impounded in our police station, not that the trailer is gone, only the driver that escaped.
“Whoever is the owner must definitely come around, but unfortunately, there is no registration number on it. But we are also trying to find out which particular company owns the trailer and get the driver arrested.
“It is not that nothing is done, it is not true, maybe they (victim’s family) are talking to another division. Police responded when it happened and took injured persons together with other emergency responders to the hospital,” Mr Elkana told Premium Times.