Lagos BRT driver to be detained after hitting pedestrian to death

The police in Lagos have taken into custody, a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver, suspected to be responsible for the death of a 26-year-old pedestrian.

The alleged driver hit Reini Akakpo and her one-year-old daughter, Amelia, at Union Road, Dopemu, in the Agege area of the state, Punch newspaper reports.

The media outlet said the victim eventually died at hospital but her child, Amelia, is currently receiving treatment at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.

Police spokesman in Lagos, Benjamin Hundeyin, told Peoples Gazette that the driver voluntarily turned himself in to the police and has been reporting to the police command daily after he was granted bail.

Mr Hundeyin said it is possible that the alleged driver will not be allowed to return home due to the death of the victim.

“The driver is at the police station. He wasn’t rearrested because he didn’t jump bail.  He came to the station himself,” Mr Hundeyin said.



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