Eyewitness Account: How A Man Died Of Heart Attack Inside Taxi In Ilorin

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July 26, 2016 – Eyewitness Account: How A Man Died Of Heart Attack Inside Taxi In Ilorin

An eyewitness who recently witnessed the death of a man in Ilorin Kwara state has narrated how it happened.

The man pictured in white native above died 5 minutes before he reached his destination

This is what an eyewitness said:

“Today, I took my precious mum to the park, but when I was coming back, I met people gathered, when I parked, I was told a man boarded a taxi at Dangotte area of Ilorin, Kwara State and died before getting to Offa garage junction, just like a 5-minute drive.

It was so sad, when people called the last calls on his phone, we learnt he was going with them to a ceremony. They later came. But what made me sadder was that, when the man was showing signs of last breath, the taxi driver packed and ran out of the vehicle, told the people around, and he took a bike to a police station.

Its sad, the fear of police trouble made him not to take the man to the hospital, even people who gathered with the man’s friends couldn’t act because of police fear, we waited for close to 2hrs before the police came, took pictures and took him away.

In all, please we must change our laws in Nigeria, must people fear the police more than the life of a dying person? People don’t want to help to avoid police wahala. The man might not have died if timely taken to the hospital. It seems it’s a heart attack. We learnt that he showed no signs of illness before now.”

8 thoughts on “Eyewitness Account: How A Man Died Of Heart Attack Inside Taxi In Ilorin

  1. Very unfortunate! Nigeria does not know what they lose each time a thing like this happens. I believe it is shameless corruption in the police force that gave rise to all this fear. Yet they say they are friends. How can people be inordinately afraid of their friends? That is why accident victims don’t get immediate treatment in Nigeria except for a miracle.

    On a serious note, this trend needs to change. There are three things that the federal govt needs to face squarely as a matter of emmergency in this country to accelerate development are:

    1) NEPA
    2) Roads
    3) Police

  2. Very unfortunate! Nigeria does not know what they lose each time a thing like this happens. I believe it is shameless corruption in the police force that gave rise to all this fear. Yet they say they are friends. How can people be inordinately afraid of their friends? That is why accident victims don’t get immediate treatment in Nigeria except for a miracle.

    On a serious note, this trend needs to change. There are three things that the federal govt needs to face squarely as a matter of emmergency in this country to accelerate civilization: NEPA, Roads, and Police.

  3. Just a CPR would have worked, Naija! even the so called elite don’t know first aid precaution to save a life. We will get there. Amen

    • If you do CPR ,What next ?The question you should be asking is that, don’t we have any Emergency team set up by the government?People generally don’t care about human life in Nigeria so we should expect less from the confused Government.

  4. konga i think you are wrong there you cant just generalise through a man action.. we do care about human life in Nigeria.. he was just unfortunate because the driver was afraid of police palava

  5. The problems police are causing in this country is becoming alarming. Just imagine, because of fear of getting into their trouble a man who might have survived if taken to the hospital died just like that. RIP sir.

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