Boyfriend Faints After His Girlfriend Got Crushed To Death By BRT Bus In Lagos



• BRT bus crushes teenager to death in Lagos

• I fainted when I saw her corpse – Lover

Deji Lambo

Bus Rapid Transit vehicle belonging to Primero Transport Services
Limited knocked down 18-year-old Adanne Isaac and killed her on January
27, 2019.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Adanne, who had gone to grind
pepper somewhere around the Irawo bus stop, was on her way home to
change her clothes that were stained by pepper when one of the BRT buses
plying the route knocked her down as she attempted to cross the
dedicated BRT lane.

It was learnt that the driver of the bus fled
the scene of the accident when some angry people, who were pained by
the loss of life, descended on the bus and attempted to set it ablaze.

lover, Daniel Ondor, who said he spoke to the deceased earlier that
day, added that he fainted when he got to the scene of the accident and
realised that Adanne was the victim.

The Benue State indigene
stated, “I was home when she called me that she wanted to follow her
aunt to the church. When they came back from the church, she informed me
that she needed to cook for her aunt. So, she went to grind the pepper
and in the process, the pepper poured on her clothes and that was what
made her to decide to go back home to change her clothes.

“She was on her way home for the change of clothes when the BRT bus knocked her down as she attempted to cross the road.

the accident happened, the driver abandoned the bus and ran away.
People around the accident scene took her phone, found my number stored
on it as ‘My Love’ and called to inform me to come to the scene to
identify her body. And when I got there and found out that the corpse
was that of my girlfriend, I fainted.

“What I saw was very bad;
the bus had tore her into pieces and till date, I am still in shock. I
really sympathise with her family and Ì have been with them until they
will take her remains to the village.”

An eyewitness, Joshua
Ajagbe, said the incident caused gridlock on the road, adding that
residents of the area and passerby, who were annoyed by the accident,
took advantage of the situation to attack BRT buses.

deceased’s stepbrother, Martins, said the management of Primero
Transport Services Limited had contacted the family, offered assistance
for the burial arrangements of the victim and promised insurance
compensation after the burial.

Martins stated, “Somebody at the
scene of the accident informed us that a girl was knocked down by a BRT
bus. When they mentioned her name as Addane Isaac, I immediately told
them that she was my stepsister. The following day, my younger brother
and I went to the scene of the accident and we were directed to the
police station in charge of the case.

“When we got there, the
police called the management of the BRT firm and the representatives
came. They promised that in line with the company’s policy, they were
going to assist us to take her corpse home. So, they gave us N200,000
for the burial arrangements and also promised to compensate us from the
insurance cover after the burial.

“We have informed our parents
and our plan is to take her remains to our village in Ebonyi State. I
feel very bad; her death was very painful; she was 18 years old and just
finished her secondary school education.”

The Chief Security
Officer, Primero Transport Services Limited, Cletus Okodolor, while
commiserating with the family of the deceased, said the driver
accidentally knocked down Adanne, who had crossed the BRT corridor
without looking properly.

Okodolor said, “What happened on that
fateful day was that the girl was trying to cross the BRT lane but
didn’t look properly; the bus driver said he never anticipated it. So,
as he was driving, the girl suddenly entered the lane and it was too
late to avoid her, because of the proximity of the bus to the deceased.
That was how he knocked down the lady; he even climbed over her to tell
you the distance between the victim and the bus.

“The driver
immediately abandoned the bus and ran away for fear of being lynched by
the angry mob that had gathered. So, we quickly got in touch with the
police and they went to the scene and cordoned off the area because of
the ensuing tension, and protected the bus from being burnt, because
there was an attack on it.

“The angry mob broke the glasses of
the bus but the Divisional Police Officer of the Owode Onirin Police
Station and his team were on top of the situation and were able to take
the bus to the station. Later that day, we took the driver of the bus to
the station to follow the due process. He gave his statement and
remained at the station, while we looked for the family of the

The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike
Oti, who confirmed the accident to our correspondent, said the command
had commenced investigation into the matter.

Oti stated, “The
police are investigating a case of fatal accident involving a BRT bus
and an 18-year-old girl who attempted to cross the BRT lane but was
unfortunately hit by one of the BRT buses.

“After the accident,
an angry mob descended on the BRT bus and attacked other BRT buses, but
the quick intervention of the police from the Owode Onirin Police
Station brought the situation under control.

“However, the
command has commenced investigation into the events that led to the
accident, which caused the death of the teenager.”

Source:- Punchng



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