LAGOS — Tragedy struck, yesterday, along Sagamu road, in Ikorodu area of Lagos, after four persons were crushed by a commercial bus. The deceased, included a man, his wife, their one and half-year-old baby and the commercial motorcyclist.
Eye witnesses told Vanguard that a commercial bus known as danfo rammed into a motorbike which was conveying the family of three to an unknown destination.
Immediately the incident occurred, the eye witness said the driver of the commercial bus zoomed off, abandoning the victims in the middle of the road.
“It was a pathetic sight this morning. What attracted us was a bang and before we knew what was happening, we saw the motorcyclist, a man, his wife and their male child sprawled on the ground. They were flung in different directions on the road.
“Another vehicle even ran over the man. To avoid further damage to the corpses, people started flagging down vehicles plying the route. Just then, some policemen from Sagamu division arrived the scene and took the bodies away,” the eye witness, Adewusi Oladimeji said.
The policemen were said to have searched the victims, apparently with a view to ascertaining their identities. In the process, an identity card was reportedly found on the commercial motorcyclist bearing the name Olatunji.
One of the sympathizers was said to have identified the passenger and his wife as Mr and Mrs Yaya Mogaji. The unknown sympathizer who said the family was from the northern part of the country, disclosed that the one and half-year-old baby was the couple’s only child.
The bodies were said to have been removed by the policemen including the wrecked motorbike.
Police sources told Vanguard that investigation was ongoing with a view to apprehending the fleeing driver of the commercial bus.
But the police were reportedly finding things difficult as those who claimed to be at the scene when the incident occurred were not ready to give the police clues on what they could use to effect to effect the driver’s arrest or identify the vehicle.