- 26-year-old mother-of-one Reini Akakpo was killed by a BRT bus in the commercial city of Lagos.
- The driver of the vehicle is said to have fled the scene of the accident and is nowhere to be found at the time of this report
- The victim’s daughter, who was present at the incident, survived with injuries according to eyewitnesses
Dopemu – A Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver who is currently on the run has a wife, Reini Akakpo, in the Union Road, Dopemu, in the Agege area of Lagos state.
The victim’s one-year-old daughter, Amelia, who, along with her 26-year-old mother, got off the BRT bus was taken to Lagos State University Teaching Hospital in Ikeja.
Punch newspaper reports that Reini and her daughter attempted to cross the BRT lane to to their goal when the bus was moving r, who was said to be traveling at top speed, hit them.
An eyewitness who gave his name simply as Uche said after the accident, some merciful Samaritans rescued the victims, adding that Reini lost her life due to the injuries she sustained.
“The woman and her daughter were next to me as I was about to cross Union Road to go to my shop at around 8.13am. But the woman charged in and the BRT driver, who was driving at top speed, knocked over the woman and her daughter.
“After the accident, people started pouring water on the woman’s face; Your daughter was unconscious. The woman was in too much pain, but people took her to a hospital. It was only later that I found out she had died.”
A local resident, identified simply as Remilekun, said after the accident that the driver had the bus in the designated lane left and fled.
“But the police came to tow it. The woman’s husband was called, and she and her daughter were rushed to LASUTH. The woman died; her daughter has been in the hospital ever since.”
Reini’s husband lamented the incident on Monday, claiming his wife was abandoned in LASUTH for an hour until she died in a vehicle on the hospital grounds.
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