Thursday, April 30, 2015

Driver dies under strange circumstances inside bus in Lagos

There was confusion at the Ojodu Berger Motor Park area of Lagos on Wednesday after drivers and passengers found a commercial driver dead inside his bus.

It was learnt that the deceased, only known by a nickname, Big Daddy, had slept overnight inside the bus, only to be found dead on Wednesday.  The driver, who hailed from Odogbolu, Ogun State, lived in the Ikorodu area of Lagos with his family.
A member of the executive of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, who spoke to Punch but declined to be named, said the driver might have been killed by depression resulting from a debt burden.
He said, “When he finished work at about 10pm, he complained that he was feeling very weak. He bought a bag of sachet water and emptied them on his body. It was just this morning that I was called on the phone that he died inside his bus.The only thing I know is that he had a debt on his neck. He was paying back the money he borrowed to purchase the bus in installments. The bus recently developed faults. His wife and only son, Sunday, stay in Ikorodu, and have been informed about his death.”
The Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Kenneth Nwosu, said he would get back to our correspondent on the matter. He, however, had yet to do so as of press time.

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