Commuters plying Ikorodu Road, Lagos State were on Monday 5th March 2018, stranded after residents protesting against the death of a pupil blocked the road.
It was gathered that the victim, Ezekiel Daniel, a pupil of Cherubim and Seraphim School, Idiroko was about to cross the road with other pupils when he was hit by the BRT vehicle. The driver was reported to have run over the boy. A witness, Bisi Oladapo, told one of our correspondents that the incident happened around 8am.
She said “the boy was in primary six. The school has a crossing guard and the man had stopped the traffic for a set of pupils. As soon as the pupils passed, the boy wanted to cross as well when he was hit by the vehicle. Only his leg was hit the first time. But as he struggled to stand up, the back tyres of the bus smashed his skull. He died on the spot”.
The protesters were seen making bonfire and reportedly prevented ambulances which came to pick the corpse from taking the pupil until the victims’ parent are notified and present.