Angry Driver Escorted By Mobile Police Killed Innocent Child In Lagos – RIP Ikeoluwa Olaniyi

ikeoluwa olaniyiThe victim

Oct 25, 2013 – Angry Driver Escorted By Mobile Police Killed Innocent Child In Lagos –  RIP Ikeoluwa Olaniyi

When three-year-old Ikeoluwa Olaniyi was playing with her friends in her grandfather’s compound in Ire Akari Estate, Isolo, Lagos, on September 3, 2013, little did she know that death was lurking.

PUNCH Metro learnt that a teenage motorist, Chinyere Wagbaranta, in company with her brother, Chisom, and a police corporal attached to Police Mobile Force 22, Felix Adebayo, in a Mercedes Benz Sports Utility Vehicle, drove into the compound carelessly, hitting the little girl and crushing her skull.

The victim’s grandfather, Adesola Elegbede, who spoke to our correspondent while fighting back tears, said Ikeoluwa was his first grandchild.

He said, “Ikeoluwa lives with me and my wife. Her father works in a bank and her mother works with an accounting firm, which are both located on Victoria Island. Ikeoluwa attends a school in Ilasa, which is not far from our house. She stays with her parents during the weekend.

“On the day of the incident, I came in and saw her eating yam just outside the main door and told her to go inside. A few minutes later, I wanted to go to my friend who lives a few houses away from mine and Ikeoluwa attempted to follow me but she met some of her friends playing in the compound so she joined them.

“A few minutes later, I heard a loud scream that Ikeoluwa had been crushed by a vehicle in the compound. I ran to the scene and observed that the side of her head had been crushed. I saw the vehicle that hit her but the occupants had fled. I carried my granddaughter to Good Health Hospital, where she was declared dead.”

Elegbede said he immediately ran to the Isolo Police Division to report the matter and it was there that he met the culprits.

He said Chinyere drove recklessly into the compound because she was on a mission to fight one of his neighbours.

He said, “I was told that Chinyere and her brother hired the Police Mobile Force member, who is attached to a bank in the area, to escort them to our compound to fight one of my neighbour’s children.

“They drove recklessly from Ire Akari Road into my compound and after crushing my little girl, the armed MOPOL aided them in escaping from the scene.”

The grandfather said four days after the incident, Chinyere’s parents, in company with the Divisional Police Officer, Isolo, Adamu Ibrahim, and a chief in the area came to apologise over the incident, urging him not to pursue the case.

Elegbede, however, berated the police for not handling the case professionally.

He said, “When they came to visit me four days later, I was shocked that the DPO escorted them to my place. Why should the DPO be pleading on their behalf, telling me it was the will of God? Anyway, I told them to go and beg Ikeoluwa’s parents because I am not her father.

“On September 9, the DPO called me again saying the Area D Commander at Mushin wanted to see all the parties involved but on getting there, the DPO told us to return to his own station.

“When I noticed that the case was not being handled properly, I asked the DPO to transfer the matter to the State Criminal Investigation Department, Yaba, but he refused to do this.

“I am aware that Chinyere is 18 years old and is an adult. I have already started hearing that the police want to manipulate her age, get her a fake affidavit and give her a soft-landing. I will not accept this.”

The victim’s grandfather said life had not been the same since the incident occurred.

While pointing to the spot where his granddaughter’s blood was shed, he said, “I cannot believe this. We are still in shock. Her mother has had to take leave from work and travel out of the country to take her mind off things. Imagine us losing such a pleasant and brilliant girl?”

When contacted on the telephone, the Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos State Police Command, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the accident to our correspondent.

Braide said the matter was reported as a fatal car accident and that Chinyere had been charged to court.

[Report By Eniola Akinkuotu, PUNCH Metro]

35 thoughts on “Angry Driver Escorted By Mobile Police Killed Innocent Child In Lagos – RIP Ikeoluwa Olaniyi

  1. I think her parents killed her why would dey abandon her at her grandfathers house
    Her parents must be tried for child neglect

    • How did they kill her? They wanted a better life for her that was why she was being taken care by her grandparents during the week due to their hectic schedules while she return to them every weekend. Another option would be securing a nanny due to the nature of her parents’ work, which means her welfare was being taken care of.

    • IDIOT. I guess you go back to school, because obviously you can’t read and comprehend. ANUOFIA, that you don’t know your grannies does not make people who spend time with theirs siNners. EWU

    • Tonia, are u a fool or wat? Leaving her at her grandfather’s place means killing her? Damn, ur level of finking i can jst imagine.

  2. Tonia or whatever ur name is u r very stupid for saying her parents killed and abandoned her @ her grandparents place.I pray her family find peace and may God bless them with many more kids dat will live long.

  3. They should charge the girl to the court and give a befitting judgement on her,at least they should bag her 15 years in imprisonment or sentence to death ,operation justice must prevail…..

  4. @ tonia @ pelumi, ur comment is supporterd, her parents is to be blame, some parent like money more than there kids, mr&mrs banker and accouting firm God wil hold responsible, mark my word, bad parents shame on you.

  5. CHEI MY GOD…! SUCH A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE ANGEL??? WAT A GR8 LOSS!
    Ikeoluwa, rest in d bossom of d LORD…. n may u find d very peace dat elude u in dis World in d World beyond. (Amen).

    2 d entire membas of d family,
    D Hunter mourns wt u n also xtend his sincere n unreservable sympathy. Pls tk heart.

  6. Tonia u r very very stupid for saying dat her parents killed her bc dey abandoned her with d grand parents. please God console dem and make dem more fruitful and grant d little girl a peaceful rest.

  7. tonia or wt yr name called, wt do u mean by saying her parent kill her dts means yr kids can not stay in yr parent house or wt,u better watch yr mouth.

  8. The child mother is nothing but a fool, how can u abandon ur own child with ur father that is already an old man just bcoz of work, maybe she is igbo woman bcoz they so much love money more than their own life, the work is more important than the child, then this is the repercussion so she hv to carry the cross now.

  9. Tonia or wt yr name called,what do u mean by saying her parents killed her,dts means yr kids cannot stay in yr parents house or wt,u better watch yr mouth.

  10. I BELIF WANT GOES AROUND COMES AROUND,IT IS GOD THAT GIVES AND IT IS HE THAT COLLET BACKS,SO MY PEOPLE LIFE GOES BEYOUND OUR EXPECTATION,WHAT WE NEED IS PRAYER GOD WE HELP US.

  11. its realy a pity, d lif of an innocnt child has bn cut short, who knws? she wud hv bn d mother of a presidnt. Bt parents mostly mothers shud try as much as dey cud 2 b havin tim 4 dia kids at hom, it helps bot moraly nd odawise, mayb she wudnt hv died by nw if d mum was dia. Am nt tryin 2 say dat bein wit her grandparnts was wrng.

  12. “TEENAGE DRIVER ON FIGHTING MISSION” , and the parents are on their feet already to seek forgiveness for him ( for killing a goat?). I know the parents believe they will just give the child’s family some money ( not knowing that the child may grow the be richest person on earth if allowed to live). All the wealth our Igbos suffered after the civil war to make is not being put into reckless madness by stupid women who can not go for the word “mothers” and our weak men who don’t even know the boundry between love/marriage and family management . Children are now allowed to play with money ( and can even “buy mobile police man to escort them on a fighting mission) , admission and class passes are now being “bought” for children, etc . Fashola made mistake by apologising for deporting some Igbos , He should have been strong in declaring that any body whose mental and psychological level seems unfit to be in Lagos must be sent back to his state . I am an Igbo , but i am ashamed of my peoples present believe that money is everything . Very shameful view of life .

  13. Nigerian police are illiterates,they should be proper orientation before being recruited.all they know is how

    to harass people.last time,they pulled on someone’s pe**s and the person bled and died.worst still,they all-

    ways avert the law.

  14. tonia you are heartless human being who told you that ikeoluwa parent abandon her, you better watch what you will be saying.if you don’t wany GOD to punish you pray for forgiveness of your sin.

  15. Tonia why are taking like this.grandma place is the best place to put the child.it painful but God known the best and God will provide another child for the parent bcos it is nt easy.

  16. People, pls you need to treat sensitive issues like this with extra caution.
    Am surprised at Tonia for that statement, u sound like u just passed thru school and not d school thru you.
    Do you know the meaning of ‘child neglect’, pls refer to oxford dictionary.
    Besides, the fact that a child lives with his/her grandparents is no big deal, where the parent have tight schedules.
    This matter should be charged to court and the culprit, with d police accomplices should be brought to book!

  17. Tonia,y shud u sound lik dis?shud d child follow d fada 2his workn place or her moda?cnt ur own child stay wit his/her granny?or is it a crime?death is inevitable wich it cn cum anywhere anytym.RIP little gal

  18. “TEENAGE DRIVER ON FIGHTING MISSION” , and the parents are on their feet already to seek forgiveness for him ( for killing a goat?). I know the parents believe they will just give the child’s family some money ( not knowing that the child may grow the be richest person on earth if allowed to live). All the wealth our Igbos suffered after the civil war to make is now being put into reckless madness by stupid women who can not go for the word “mothers” and our weak men who don’t even know the boundry between love/marriage and family management . Children are now allowed to play with money ( and can even “buy mobile police man to escort them on a fighting mission) , admission and class passes are now being “bought” for children, children now play with cars as a show of wealth ,etc . Fashola made mistake by apologising for deporting some Igbos , He should have been strong in declaring that any body whose mental and psychological level seems unfit to be in Lagos must be sent back to his state . I am an Igbo , but i am ashamed of my peoples present believe that money is everything . Very shameful view of life .

  19. @ Tonia,you need to work on your sense of judgement.The little girl was killed due to chinyere’s recklessness and justice must prevail.Think well next time before posting any comments.Mtscheeeew.
    May God console the family.

  20. Mmm… Am surprise @tonia’s comment. In ds world,sum ppl stil nid teachers til they die,so as 2 wrk dia brains… Imagine,sum1 open her mouth 2 sy d parent killed d kid. I dnt think she’s normal,chk her well. It’s nt d 1st x seein busy parent sndin dia kids 2 grannies,bcuz they trusted him. I think d case shdnt die off. Ds is a serious case o.

  21. @Dennis nwoye Igweagu;you are a certified bastard (born throway). What has this got to do wirh fashiola and Igbo Igbo. It is really a sad news to lose a young life through carelessness .Since the families dont know each other it still regarded as an accident; with the mopol arrested and charge as the main culprit

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