Driver crushes two siblings to death in Lagos


By Sodiq Adelakun

In what will come as a really shocking event, the driver of a Sports Utility Vehicle has crushed two siblings, Abibu Bello, 17, and his brother, Bolaji, 14, to death.

He also injured one other person on Iyewa Street, in the Isolo area of Lagos State.

It was gathered that the female driver left a hairdressing salon in the community and was driving to a destination in the area when she suddenly lost control of the vehicle and rammed into a building where the siblings were playing.

A resident, who does not want to be mentioned in print, said the victims were children of a politician in the area.

He said, “The incident happened around 7:40pm. The vehicle first crashed into a kiosk in front of the building before crashing into the building.

“Two of the three children died on the spot. Their father is a popular politician in the area. The third victim among them is the son of his neighbour. His legs were broken and he is receiving treatment at the Isolo General Hospital.”

However, a delegation led by the Chairman of the Isolo Local Government Area, Bayo Olasoju, reportedly visited the scene as sympathisers thronged the area.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the incident.

“Three persons were involved in the incident. Two of them died and the other one was injured. The driver of the vehicle is receiving treatment in the hospital,” he said.