How container-laden truck killed my daughter – Mother Cries Out

Mrs Ajoku who reside in Lagos state has voice out the activities of container-laden trucks in the state, pleading on the authorities to check their operations and put in place necessary regulations to secure the lives of road users.

Mrs Ajoku’s plea was contained in an emotional video obtained by our correspondent on Friday.

In the few minutes of the widow narrated how her 27-year-old daughter was killed by a reckless trailer driver on Sunday in the Isolo area of the state.

The report gathered was that, her daughter Chidinma Ajoku and her colleague, Chima Nnaekpe, 29,male, who both worked in the Commercial Department, Hajj & Cargo Terminal, at the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, died when a truck, with number plate, SGM 715 XA, loaded with a 20ft container, fell on a commercial bus they were on at the bus stop.

It was gathered that Chidi and Chima were returning from work and their danfo had stopped briefly to discharge some passengers when tragedy struck.

In the video, Chidi’s mother said, “I will like to report to the public what happened on Sunday evening. My daughter, Chidinma Ajoku, and her colleague, one Chima, who both used to work at FAAN before their deaths, were returning from work and they were on a commuter bus. I think the bus stopped to pick passengers or stopped to drop passengers. Then a reckless trailer driver that was carrying a container was speeding and fell on the bus.

“I was up all night till 2am in the night for my daughter to come back from work. I was calling her aunty who she was staying with in Surulere. Both of us did not sleep till around 6am when a colleague called and told me that she was involved in an accident and that they were at Isolo General Hospital.

“When we got to Isolo General Hospital, they were not among those people that were brought in there. They referred us to a general hospital in Yaba and we went there and they told us to check the morgue because they did not bring any living person there. My husband’s friends and son checked the morgue and saw my daughter and her colleague.

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