Air Force officials on BRT lane kill Lagos artist, offer family N200,000
The family of an artist, Ifeanyi Kalu, has been thrown into mourning after personnel of the Nigerian Air Force, accused of driving on the Bus Rapid Transit lane in Lagos State, crushed him.
Danfovehicle crushed him. As an organisation with responsible personnel, the officers, who were in that vehicle, felt it would be out of place to see such an incident and a victim in that particular state and ignore.“So, they decided on their own that they needed to assist and convey him to an Air Force hospital and that was how the victim ended up in our own hospital. Unfortunately, it was in that process that he gave up.
“When the victim passed on, the family asked the Air Force for assistance to bury him and I understood that they (family) came up with a sum of N500,000. The Air Force leadership in the base volunteered to contribute more than half of what they asked.”
He insisted that the Air Force personnel did not ply the BRT corridor or break any law.Ifeanyi’s brother, Ikechukwu, denied that the family sought the assistance of the military.He said, “They were the ones that first hit him and the impact of hitting my brother pushed him on the expressway where the bus killed him. Even the person speaking to us on behalf of the Air Force said their vehicle brushed him on the BRT lane. headtopics.com
“They first rushed him to a nearby hospital where he was rejected before they took him to the military hospital where he died on that same day. We are not seeking assistance; I have the message they sent us asking for a meeting and to know what we want them to do for us.”
The Head, Corporate Communications, Primero Transport Services Limited, operator of the BRT, Mutiu Yekeen, while commiserating with the victim’s family, described the incident as regrettable.He said, “In our own operation, we always inform our busmen to be very careful when driving on the BRT corridor, let alone people that are not supposed to use the lane. Anybody that is not permitted by LAMATA to use the corridor is passing there illegally.”
A spokesperson for the Lagos Metropolitan Area Transport Authority, Kolawole Ojelabi, said the agency had made efforts to stop illegal use of the BRT lane.He said, “We have done a lot of advocacy and have even visited the Air Force base in Ikeja to tell them of the need to help us appeal to military personnel, particularly air force personnel not to use the BRT lane. The BRT lane is reserved for BRT buses and not for any other vehicle.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, had yet to respond to calls made to his phone as of the time this report was filed.Copyright PUNCH.All rights reserved. This material, and other digital content on this website, may not be reproduced, published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed in whole or in part without prior express written permission from PUNCH. headtopics.com
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NAF denies Air Force vehicle plying BRT lane crushed Lagos artist to death - Punch NewspapersNAF denies Air Force vehicle plying BRT lane crushed Lagos artist to death Denial denial all the time in Nigeria. No one accept responsibility. What do you expect? Lack of accountability has defined Nigerian military institutions. What happened to soldiers that ambushed IG IRT ambushed & killed by soldier friend of suspect or unknown soldier that burnt Kalkuta Republic? Is there anything NigeriaSecurityForces will own up and said we did it other than Deny
What’s this country turning to R.I.P to a gentleman who chose the path of peace to survive and was never involved in any form of criminality to alleviate his poverty stance. May the good 👍 Lord 👑 consider him a resting place in heaven. The truth shall be made manifest in due season. So the 200k will take care of his burial and feed the family? Useless country 😞
is BRT lane not supposed to have a speed limit , how much is your life worth as a Nigerian? Bulls**t! Can that bring back the life or can it take care of bills the young man takes care of on a monthly basis? Which kin country we gon dey like this 🤦🏾♂️🤦🏾♂️ can 200000 buy life? Oppression everywhere
Hmmmmmmmm After killing him dey give he's family 200k for wat To buy casket or wat This country don spoil
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