Grace Okeleke, a minister at the Grace Hall Parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (RCCG), has been crushed to death by a Bus Rapid Transit vehicle at Agric Bus Stop, Ikorodu, Lagos.
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She was trying to cross the road after he driver dropped her off before the incident happened around 7:20pm on Monday.
The driver of the vehicle with registration number EPE 59XR, Collins Nnodi, was said to have fled the scene of the accident.
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Okeleke, wife of Andrew Okeleke, the Head, Public Relations, Globacom, according to a statement by the family, died on the spot.
She hailed from Issele-Mkpitime, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.
Cletus Okodolor, Chief Security Officer, Primero Transport Services Limited, the franchise holder of the BRT buses, told The Punch that Okeleke had attempted to cross without properly checking the road. He said Nnodi fled out of fear of being lynched by the mob, saying he abandoned the bus with its engine running.
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He said the bus has been packed at the police station while effort is ongoing to apprehend the driver.
“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.
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“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,” he said.