Lagos Police Nab Driver For Loading Children In Car

Adoga Stephen By Adoga Stephen - Editor-In-Chief
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A driver was arrested by the Rapid Response Squad of the Lagos State Police Command for squeezing 15 children into a Volkswagen Passat car.

The driver, who was supposed to take the children to a beach, locked four of them in the car trunk while the other 11 were packed tightly inside.

This information was revealed in a statement released on Friday by the State Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, at the command’s headquarters in Ikeja.

The statement mentioned that concerned citizens reported the vehicle on the Lekki-Ikoyi Link Bridge around 8 p.m. on Sunday.

“Upon intervention, the police noticed that the driver, who had been contracted to transport the children to a beach, had locked four of the children in the car trunk while 11 others were crammed together.

“Preliminary investigations revealed that one child had collapsed earlier in the day due to similar transportation conditions but recovered after receiving medical attention.”

Hundeyin announced that the command had returned the children to their parents and that the “suspects would be charged to court.”

“The State Commissioner of Police, CP Adegoke Fayoade, commends residents of Lagos State for always promptly alerting the authorities to suspicious person/happenings,” the PPRO added.

On Thursday, the Lagos state police command rescued three toddlers who were reportedly locked up in a room in Agodo-Egbe, located in the Ikotun area of the state.

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By Adoga Stephen Editor-In-Chief
Stephen studied Mass Communication at the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu (now Lagos State University of Science and Technology), where he acquired requisite training for the practice of journalism. He loves the media, and his interest mostly lies in print medium, where his creative writing skill makes him a perfect fit.