Police arrest driver for allegedly cramming 15 children in Lagos

Fri, Apr 19, 2024
By editor


OPERATIVES of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the police command in Lagos State have arrested a driver, who allegedly put four children in a car trunk and crammed 11 others on the seats.

The command’s spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin, confirmed the arrest in a post he shared on his verified X handle @benHundeyin on Friday.

He said that the police arrested the driver for negligent act.

” The RRS  arrested the driver for cramming 15 children into a Volkswagen Passat in Lagos.

“The vehicle was reported by concerned citizens on the Lekki–Ikoyi Link Bridge at 8.00 p.m. on Sunday

“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, ” he said.

Hundeyin said that preliminary investigations revealed that one child  collapsed earlier due to similar transport conditions, but recovered after receiving medical attention.

According to him, the children have been released to their parents unhurt.

The image maker said that the suspect would be charged to court.

He said that Lagos State Commissioner of Police Adegoke Fayoade praised Lagos residents for always promptly alerting the authorities to suspicious persons and happenings. (NAN)


April 19, 2024