According to Lagos State Police Command, a man has been sent to his early grave by a truck driver few hours ago in Lagos while attempting to cross the road.
A 46-year-old pedestrian identified as Godwin Eno, has been reportedly killed by a truck driver named Adewale Olaniyi at the Lekki-Epe Expressway while attempting to cross the road.
The Lagos State Police Command who confirmed the death of the man, revealed that Eno had crossed the road when he realised that something had fallen off his hand onto the road and as he made to go back, he was reportedly hit by the truck and died on the spot.
Spokesperson for the Lagos Police Command, SP Dolapo Badmos, who confirmed the incident on Tuesday, told newsmen that the driver, Olaniyi, had been arrested, while investigation was ongoing.
She said,”The incident happened around 7.30am on Sunday. At about 7.30am, a truck, with number plate, ABG 433 XA, hit and killed a pedestrian, one Godwin Eno.
“The man had crossed the road when he remembered something he left behind. As he went back to pick it, the truck crushed him to death.
“The victim died on the spot, while the corpse was removed and deposited in the Mainland General Hospital’s morgue.
“Policemen from the nearby Elemoro division removed the corpse, while officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps towed away the truck,” the spokesperson noted.