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BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by Shormiey(m): 2:38pm On May 15
A driver with the Bus Rapid Transit, Collins Nnodi, has gone into hiding after crushing a businesswoman, Mrs Grace Okeleke, to death at the Agric bus stop in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.

The incident happened on Monday.

PUNCH Metro gathered that Grace, the wife of the Head of Public Relations, Globacom, Andrew Okeleke, attempted to cross the road after being dropped off by her driver around 7.20pm, when Nnodi, who was driving a bus with number plate EPE 59 XR, knocked her down.

It was learnt that the businesswoman died on the spot.

However, Nnodi was said to have zoomed off and abandoned the victim at the scene of the accident.

Annoyed by the development, it was gathered that an angry mob vandalised some BRT buses plying the route.

Explaining the circumstances surrounding the incident, the family said in a statement that until her death, Grace was a minister at the Redeemed Christian Church of God, adding that the businesswoman was survived by her husband and children.


The statement read in part, “The death has been announced of Mrs Grace Okeleke, wife of the Head, Public Relations, Globacom, Mr Andrew Okeleke.

“Mrs Okeleke died in a motor accident on the Lagos Road, Ikorodu, on Monday evening. She was hit by a Lagos BRT bus with number plate EPE 59 XR.

“The deceased was crossing the road after being dropped off by her driver just after the Agric bus stop, inwards Ketu, where there was no pedestrian bridge, when she was hit by the BRT bus. She died on the spot before she could be taken to hospital.

“The late Mrs Okeleke, a businesswoman, hailed from Issele-Mkpitime, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State. She was until her demise a top leader of her town’s women group in Lagos as well as a minister of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Grace Hall Parish, Ikorodu.

“Mrs Okeleke is survived by her husband and children. Burial arrangements will be announced later by her family.”

When contacted, the Chief Security Officer, Primero Transport Services Limited, the franchise holder of the BRT buses, Cletus Okodolor, while commiserating with the family, condemned Nnodi for abandoning Grace at the scene of the accident.

Okodolor said, “We sympathise with the family and we are shocked at the action of the busman. The accident involved one of our buses, with number 344. The bus was coming from Ikorodu inwards Mile 12, and she was trying to cross to the other side of the road without actually looking properly; she entered the BRT corridor to cross and there was contact.

“The woman died on the spot. But the busman did not help matters, because he drove off out of fear of being hurt and refused to put us in the picture. Suddenly, we started getting calls that an angry mob was vandalising our vehicles, because one of our buses knocked someone down on the corridor and we quickly informed the Traffic Division of the Owutu Police Station and its personnel were dispatched in the area.

“When we got there, we learnt that the husband had taken the corpse to the morgue. But during our investigation, we realised that the busman had parked his bus in front of our office and left the engine running, instead of parking it at the right place.

“So, we started searching for the busman, but he was nowhere to be found and that was how we realised that it was the busman, who knocked down the woman.

“The driver is still at large and we are working with the police to get him arrested. We have also taken the bus to the police station.”

source: https://punchng.com/brt-crushes-lagos-businesswoman-to-death-driver-flees/

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by thorpido(m): 2:43pm On May 15
So sad.People should learn to look-left-right-and left again before crossing the road.
The driver didn't do well by abandoning her though I understand his fear of being mobbed.

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by TransflectTP(m): 2:50pm On May 15
RIP. Only God knows what might have been running through the driver's mind but then, fleeing was never the best option.


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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by gambia(m): 2:50pm On May 15
May her soul rest in peace.

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by Slawormir: 2:59pm On May 15
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Too bad! Rest in peace
thorpido:
So sad.People should learn to look-left-right-and left again before crossing the road.
The driver didn't do well by abandoning her though I understand his fear of being mobbed.

He clear say you go nursery school. Look left, look right, look left again! What about "look right again? Damnnnnn our nursery school teachers are funny that year! Probably na the vehicle from right Knock her down

But my nigggar. Wetin want happen go still happen!
For every day we wake we are faced with more than a hundred ways to die

After looking left and right! Building fit still collapse untop her head. Stray bullet fit still meet her.
See brother! Just enjoy your life! Things many way fit kill person in a day. Even for inside house electric fit still shock person die

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by pablobellins(m): 2:59pm On May 15
Someone's mum... Some set of beigns just bcame motherless. Smh

May the Lord grant them the strength to bear the loss.

The guy above me has something to say as usual

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by toluleke(m): 3:00pm On May 15
God have mercy, but why Vandalise the BRT buses will that bring back the corpse all those danfo drivers any small thing they go vent their anger on BRT they shall no want BRT to work. May her soul rest in Peace

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by Gloriagee(f): 3:00pm On May 15
May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace.

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by longetivity(m): 3:00pm On May 15
Rest on ma'am

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by cremedelacreme: 3:00pm On May 15
RIP Ma. cry

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by millennialaku2: 3:00pm On May 15
grin angry angry angry angry cry
driver flees
Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by realokopi(m): 3:00pm On May 15
undecided
Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by SavageBoy: 3:00pm On May 15
Na wa oh embarassed

2020 and bad news ehn
Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by NwaNimo1(m): 3:00pm On May 15
Terrible....but her driver should have parked to prevent madam having to cross the road

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by SILVERLINES: 3:00pm On May 15
cry

May her soul rest in perfect peace

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by pafo(m): 3:01pm On May 15
One bus hits a woman and you go ahead to vandalize several buses. Sharing a space with the average balck man scares the crap out of me. Very senseless people.

R.I.P Mrs Okeleke.

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by Sunnyobums(m): 3:01pm On May 15
So sad, may we not lose our loved ones to accident or whatever cause in Jesus name.

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by CalvinGaye(m): 3:01pm On May 15
OMG! May the good Lord grant her soul eternal rest.
Let these bomboclacs lift this lockdown completely jare! We dey house for months case still dey increase.
Interstate travel needs to begin asap so business can go on as usual.

The W.H.O has said it all the F****ing Chinese Virus is here to stay, and should be regarded endemic like Aids.
So staying at home for so many months ain't gonna stop it.

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by devigblegble: 3:02pm On May 15
Hmm eleyi gidigan o
Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by Lovelyn451(f): 3:02pm On May 15
Find the morafucker!!!
Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by IME1: 3:02pm On May 15
angry hit and run for fear of being mobbed.
How far can he run? How long? In this lock down? When he has family and house address? It was an accident and he'd have been charged with involuntary manslaughter and serve hard punishment for his recklessness tops.

Of you know how many lives could have been spared if the drivers who did the hit didn't run but rushed the person to hospital and ensured that treatment commenced by depositing some money or other valuables?

It could have been any one.
Meanwhile 2020 be good to us all in Jesus name, amen. The year is almost at half time and ... even May is at half time and...

Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by 9icest: 3:02pm On May 15
RIP to the dead. This isn’t news
Accident happens everywhere.
New York City is celebrating that for the first time since 51 years nobody has died for over 2 month in its highway. But BRT drivers are now like the new Molue drivers. These guys are now competing with Dangote truck drivers when it comes to killing pedestrians

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by Businext: 3:02pm On May 15
Rip to the woman.
It was in 2012 when I went to Lagos from Ibadan for a meeting. I'd just alighted at Ojota to cross over and enter BRT to TBS.
Then the enforcement of using pedestrian bridges was at a high.
But from where I crossed the distance was short, just across 2 lanes then cross the BRT lane and join the queue.

When out of no where one long empty BRT bus just started speeding towards me. Within the twinkling of an eye I saw myself between the passing BRT and the railings of the BRT busstop where passenger queue in.
That's how everyone was screaming around me while I was saying my prayers.
After the long bus passed, I was there left with scars from the imprint of the railings. If not for God, I wore thick jeans trousers and carried my backpack, so my backpack help and so did the thick trousers.

The BRT people rushed to me, apologised and took me straight inside the bus without joining the queue.

I thought it was over only for later that day and the next time I took my bath for me to...


In fact that's story for another day. It's my testimony. It's one among several. God is faithful. He alone is Lord and knows why He shows mercy on whom He'd show mercy on. He Who saw Stephen die and rescued Philip, Paul and Silas who are we to ask who He chooses to take to greater glory from this life.

#RipMrsOkeleke
cry

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by FSolar: 3:03pm On May 15
A BRT driver would be caught in the shortest time if they are ready.

RIP to the dead. The bus also didn’t just appear out of nowhere. We’ve got to do better as pedestrians.

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by jidxin(m): 3:03pm On May 15
thorpido:
So sad.People should learn to look-left-right-and left again before crossing the road.
The driver didn't do well by abandoning her though I understand his fear of being mobbed.
he will be mobbed.... i really dont know weda he did well... but he should have informed his employers

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by Righteousness89(m): 3:03pm On May 15
O my GOD!
Life! Life! Life!

This Life can go anytime..

You are not even sure of the next Minute..

O my GOD! Condolences to the Family! So painful to Lose a Mother Just like that!


That's why we call and cry on all to
Live Prepared!
Live Prepared!
Live Prepared!
Anytime, Anywhere it could be Anyone..

Pls I Beg all !Ensure you Have JESUS! That's the One and Only Preparation you need!

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by Robnectar(m): 3:03pm On May 15
Slawormir:
Damnnnnn niggarrr
Too bad




damn niggardly everyday, u smoke too much son grin

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Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by Kingpele(m): 3:03pm On May 15
Chai RIp
Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by mordred44: 3:03pm On May 15
Amaka y
Re: BRT Crushes Lagos Businesswoman To Death, Driver Flees by jidxin(m): 3:03pm On May 15
NwaNimo1:
Terrible....but her driver should have parked to prevent madam having to cross the road
rubbish nonesense

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