The driver of a heavy duty truck marked KTU771XC, has been arraigned for alleged reckless driving which resulted in the death of a three-month-old baby,Perfection Fatoki, while her mother, Mary, sustained injuries in the mouth and the arm.
PUNCH Metro learnt that the mother and
child were crushed on the Alagbado end
of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway by a
truck driver who is still at large. The
fleeing driver, it was learnt, knocked down
Perfection from the comfort of her
mother’s back, smashing her head in the
It was learnt that the truck driver,
McDonald Ogunlana, 46, had, while trying
to avoid a pothole, veered off the road
where the nursing mother was reportedly
walking. However, another oncoming van,
said to be on top speed, rammed into
Mrs. Fatoki and her daughter while trying
to avoid the same spot.
It was gathered that the van driver took
the victims to Onipanu General Hospital
but he was said to have fled with his
vehicle when the baby died.
It was also learnt that Mary was still
receiving treatment at the hospital.
While recounting the incident, her
husband, simply identified as Mr. Fatoki,
described Perfection’s death as
“extremely shocking.” He, however, said
the family had taken solace in God over