Father of Late Adedoyin Adebayo, a Senior Secondary two pupil of Babs Fafunwa Millennium Secondary School, who was among the students reported crushed to death by a truck at Ojodu Berger, Lagos State, recently, said his wife still unstable from the shock of the tragic news of their only daughter’s death.
In a recent interview with City Round, Adebayo said he was trying to fix the rough of the day. His car was faulty and was trying to get it fixed when her late daughter’s friends waved at him and told him his daughter had been hit by a truck.
He said: “She was the apple of our eyes; she was our only child. Till now, her mother is still unstable. I am a cab driver. In the afternoon of that day, the vehicle was faulty and I called the owner to inform him. As I was driving home, I saw some of her schoolmates waving at me and shouting ‘Adedoyin.’ They said she was hit by a truck.
“I parked the car and took a bike to the scene. I saw the personal effects of some pupils at the scene but didn’t see hers. We went to all the hospitals the pupils were taken to but couldn’t find her. My brother and a relative then went to the Lagos State Teaching Hospital, Ikeja. From there, they directed them to the Lagos Mainland Hospital morgue where her corpse was deposited.
“I was at the police station when the news of her death was broken to me. I nearly ran mad. It was policemen who held me and tried to console me. She was a very friendly child. She would hug her mum before she left for school. She was a good girl.
“The Commissioner for Education came and promised that the government would assist us in any way they could. This is the time my wife needs me most. If I have my cab, I will be able to make more money to take care of her.”