A pregnant woman was hit to death by a commercial bus driver in the Mangoro, Lagos area, on Saturday, 21 June.
It was learnt that the deceased, Mrs. Itodo Ellen, who was seven months pregnant, was going to antenatal examination procedure when the incident occurred. Her 5-month-old daughter sustained slight bruises and was rushed to a local pharmacy and later to a hospital.
According to the eyewitness, the woman was going to cross to the other side of the road when the bus at full speed crashed into her. Once the driver understood what had happened he left the bus and escaped the crime scene. The incident was reported to the police officers at Mangoro Police Station around 11am and the vehicle was towed to the station.
The witness said, “I had just exchanged greetings with her before the incident. I joked with her, calling her mama ibeji (mother of twins). Few minutes later, the bus smashed her. Before people got to the spot, the driver had taken to his heels. She died immediately, but her daughter survived and has been taken to a nearby pharmacy.”
The grieving husband, Itodoho Onoh, lamented, “She is my life. I just pray that her only daughter get well soon because I was told she also has a dislocation.” His wife’s remains had been deposited at the Lagos State Teaching University Hospital morgue in Ikeja.