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Truck crushes mother and Ten year-old daughter to death


The police have arrested a truck driver, Soje Ojo, for crushing a woman, Ajoke Ogunremi and her daughter, Aina, to death with the vehicle in the Ojuelegba area of Lagos.

A motorcyclist, Paul Onyeka, was also apprehended for being complicit in the crash.

City Round learnt that the woman and her child were crossing the road to link Albati Barracks last Saturday when they suddenly noticed midway that the rider was fast approaching them.

As they beat a retreat to avoid being hit by the motorcycle, they ran into the oncoming truck which crushed them.

Aina died on the spot, while her mother was confirmed dead at a hospital where she was rushed to.

A commercial driver, who witnessed the accident, Deji Olusesan, told City Round that people prevented Ojo and Onyeka from running away and alerted policemen from the Surulere division.

An emergency official who was part of the team that responded to the distress call said the accident involved an Iveco truck with the number plate, Lagos MUS 834 XG and a Max motorcycle marked, Lagos AKG 347 GF.

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Bala Elknana, who confirmed the fatal crash, said the suspects were in police custody.

In a similar incident, a 25-year-old pedestrian, Bashiru Ahmed, was knocked down by a commercial motorcyclist popularly known as okada rider on Friday, August 30, around Cappa bus stop on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway.

Ahmed died at the Lagos University Hospital, Idi-Araba, from the injuries he sustained in the accident.

Elkana also confirmed the incident, adding that the corpse had been deposited in a morgue for autopsy.(City Round)

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