Sad incident which occurred today at Ilasa bus-stop, along the Oshodi-Apapa expressway, Lagos during a traffic rush hour claimed the lives of three persons.
An advertisement billboard killed 3 people with several others injured after a it fell on a commercial bus. According to a passerby, when the billboard was hit by a truck working on the road, it fell and hit the bus. The steel pole which had the advertising board mounted to it, came down on the roof of the commercial bus and further flattened the bus.
Watch the video from the scene of the tragic incident.
According to the source person on Facebook.
How often or how long do we need to bury our loved ones simply because some people or organisation are bent in making money irrespective of the implications involved in such businesses?
How disheartening will it be when one smiles and bade his or her Daddy, mummy, Brother,friend or Sister goodbye only for him or her to be called by a Road Safety Officer or a Medical Attendant for him to come identify his or her loved one in a morgue.
Although reports indicate that it was a malfunctioning truck that hit the road sign before it fell on the vehicle
Whereas, my understanding is that what actually happened today at Ilasa bus stop on Apapa-Oshodi that led to the death of three persons and many injured, would have been averted.
My issues about ROAD SIGNS in most roads in many cities and suburbs across the Country stemmed out of the experience i had in Kaduna State dating to 2013, where a very gigantic companies Billboard would have crushed my young brother, owing to a systemic failure on the part of the company.
Many of this said bill boards, overtime have been abandoned or regularly used without any form of maintenance services, outright negligence of weather conditions, particularly wind humidity, and soil texture before erecting such bill boards; some of them are erected without feasibility study but with outright disregard to road use and master plan of some cities
This series of event is so disastrous particularly at this point in our history when we are trying so hard to put certain things in place for our economic and socio-political development.
Companies, individuals and corporate organisation engaging in this business should rebrand
Driver lands in court after landing a heavy punch on his boss
A 28-year-old driver, Kingsley Edem, was arraigned before the Ikeja Magistrates’ Court in Lagos state yesterday March 20th, for landing a punch on his boss in the mouth during an argument.
According to police prosecutor, Sgt. Ishola Samuel, Edem who resides at No.14, Adetuberu St., Olowora, Lagos, is Femi Badmus’s driver.
Badmus had reported to the police that Edem punched him several times in the mouth during a disagreement in his home on No 19 Ogunbeye St., Olowora, Lagos on March 9th.
The police prosecutor said, the offence contravenes the provisions of Section 173 of the revised Criminal Law of Lagos State, 2015. Section 173 which stipulates a three-year jail term for any offender if found guilty.
Magistrate A. I. Abina, admitted Edem to bail in the sum of N10,000 with one surety in like sum.
Magistrate Abina ordered that the surety must be gainfully employed and should provide proof of two years’ tax payment to the Lagos State Government.
What raged between Edem and his boss, Badmus wasn’t made known but
Magistrate Abina adjourned the case until April 8 for mention.
Chinese father sells his baby daughter to pay off gambling debts
A Chinese father has been arrested for selling his 1-year-old daughter for £6,800 to pay off his gambling debts.
Jiang, sold the one-year-old to a couple after owing more than 60,000 Yuan (£6,798), according to reports in China.
Jiang told his wife that he was taking their daughter to stay with his mother. He flew the child more than 1,150 miles away from their home in Guiyang, Guizhou province, last November.
Wang, his wife grew concerned after his failure to return three months later but repeatedly postponed their return.
In February, 2019, she checked her husband’s phone and found shocking conversations between her husband and her daughter’s buyers.
Wang went to her husband’s mother in Zunyi city, about 87 miles away, who informed her that her son and granddaughter left her weeks ago.
She immediately contacted police and they tracked Jiang down to a hotel in Guiyang last month.
When he was caught, Jiang admitted to owing a huge gambling debt and decided to take the drastic measure after seeing online adverts for child adoption.
How Jiang Planned on Selling his daughter
Jiang lied to the buyers – a couple in Zhoushan, Zhejiang province – that he was a single father who could no longer afford to care for the girl. He went further to claim that his own parents were dead so he had nowhere else to turn.
Fortunately, the child was located by the police last Friday and reunited with her mum.
Jiang has been arrested and charged with suspicion of human trafficking, according to the police.
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