Nursing Mother & Baby Hit By Lagos Police Driver At Oshodi-Apapa Road – Woman Brain Dead

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July 17, 2013 – Nigerian Police Truck Crushed Mother & Baby At Oshodi-Apapa Road In Lagos – Nursing Mom Brain Dead

A reckless police driver behind the wheels of a van attached to the FESTAC police station has been accused of hitting a woman and her baby, causing brain damage in the nursing mother.

Several sources related to the woman reported that the accident happened on June 23, 2013 as the police driver sped dangerously against the flow of traffic on a one-way lane along the busy Oshodi-Apapa Road, hitting down the unsuspecting woman and her baby.“The accident was avoidable, and could have been avoided if the police man obeyed simple traffic regulation that marked the road as one-way,” said a relative of the injured woman. “Now, the action of this [police] man has resulted in serious brain injury to the mother.”

The source revealed that the accident happened at Church bus stop along the Oshodi-Apapa express road. An eyewitness said the victim, Taskirat Anjolaiya, was alighting from a public bus with her child and had not noticed the furious police van coming from the wrong traffic direction towards her.One of the victim’s relatives disclosed that the driver of the police van, identified as Corporal Friday, told their family that he was driving his boss’s mistress to the airport, apparently to catch a flight, and had to maneuver through traffic to get his passenger quickly to her destination. An eyewitness said the police corporal seemed to act with drunken disregard for other road users. “As he was driving, he was waving his hand and shouting at drivers who were driving the right way to clear out of the road,” the witness said. “He kept driving that way until he eventually knocked down the woman coming out of the bus with her baby.”

Family sources said the badly injured woman and her baby were rushed to the emergency ward at the Lagos University Teaching Hospital (LUTH). Doctors reportedly discovered that she had sustained a pelvic fracture, facial bruises, and brain injury. The baby, Ammarah Anjolaiya, also suffered deep facial cuts and a broken jaw.A family source said Corporal Friday’s first concern at the scene of the accident was to immediately arrange a cab to convey the “madam” in his car to her destination. He later provided the injured woman’s family with N70,000 for treatment. The source said the culprit subsequently abandoned the victims of his reckless driving at the hospital. “We have so far spent above N500,000 on treatment and upkeep,” said the source.

Another family source told SaharaReporters that the victim’s husband, Sulaiman Anjolaiya, had been unemployed for several months. “His wife was the bread winner of the family and now she is down with mental and physical injuries due to the behavior of this police corporal who has now abandoned them to the fate he inflicted on the family,” she said.Our sources disclosed that the family of the victim had a shocking experience when they visited the FESTAC divisional police station to meet with the Divisional Police Officer, Ibrahim Zango, whose mistress was being taken to the airport at the time of the accident. “DPO Zango spoke to us in a very rude manner before offering us additional ten thousand naira,” said one of the victim’s relatives. He added that the DPO said the woman being driven by the reckless police driver was “just a relative.”

Mrs. Taskirat Anjolaiya is currently receiving treatment at LUTH for her physical and mental injuries.

[Report by Sahara Reporters New York]

14 thoughts on “Nursing Mother & Baby Hit By Lagos Police Driver At Oshodi-Apapa Road – Woman Brain Dead

  1. This is awful, just destroyed a womans life and disfugured a young baby. No amount of punishment can repay to those damages. Oh lord have mercy.

  2. its only God that is going to judge the police man and his oga they will never go unpunished

  3. Oh, God will judge u mr. Friday 4 d damage u did to am innocent baby and mother. Am a nursing mother too, and i know how it feels.

    • @Harriet & Michael, somtyms wen God expcts us2judge, we stil leav it 2 Him. Dat’s nt propa! We shd judge dis man & condemn his recklesnes. D Nig. Police is very corupt! Run 1-way & they nail u @once. Yet wen they want 2go&buy common pure water, they break all traffic rules. I’m afraid 2say dis,but I dnt hv much f8 in dis coun3.

  4. All they care for is money. Jst bcos of d woman’s money. Now he has damaged dis little girl’s face and abandon them too. May God have mercy on u mr. Friday


  6. will need to do something about dis people call police b4 dey stated kill people 1 by1 and i knw d God of that small baby will goedge that useless police amen

  7. ℓ̊ hate cops and I’ll continue to hate them, they shall all die miserable. That’s why ℓ̊ don’t feel sorry when ℓ̊ hear of their death even though a relative has been affected, he was coming back 4rm patrol around 5a.m when robbers started raining shots on their van unnoticed @ Ajah, 6 of them died instantly, on hearing the news… ℓ̊ juz wept a bit becoz ℓ̊ knew its a form of boomerang on evry police officers Fǿя̩̥̊ inflicting pains on citizens. Criminals will wipe dem out, ℓ̊ was evn against my parents when my younger bro is 2b enrolled @ Nigerian Police Academy, ℓ̊ let dem know he could join oda forces but never in NPA coz the moment they are in that uniform, ℓ̊ don’t see them as humans no matter ow related you’re to me

  8. I pray dat our God in heaven will touch of d mother and child I feet 4 they but pls mr friend dt leave they alone u too a family thing of family also may God help support dis family

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