Reckless Police Driver Hits Woman And Her Baby [PHOTOS] And Ran Away

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A reckless police driver behind the wheels

of a van attached to the FESTAC police

station has been accused of hitting a

woman and her baby, causing brain

damage in the nursing mother.

Several sources related to the woman told

SaharaReporters that the accident

happened on June 23, 2013 as the police

driver sped dangerously against the flow of

traffic on a one-way lane along the busy

Oshodi-Apapa Road, hitting down the

unsuspecting woman and her baby.

�The accident was avoidable, and could

have been avoided if the police man

obeyed simple traffic regulation that

marked the road as one-way,� said a

relative of the injured woman.

�Now, the

action of this [police] man has resulted in

serious brain injury to the mother.�

The source revealed that the accident

happened at Church bus stop along the

Oshodi-Apapa express road. An

eyewitness said the victim, Taskirat

Anjolaiya, was alighting from a public bus

with her child and had not noticed the

furious police van coming from the wrong

traffic direction towards her.

One of the victim�s relatives disclosed that

the driver of the police van, identified as

Corporal Friday, told their family that he

was driving his boss�s mistress to the

airport, apparently to catch a flight, and had

to maneuver through traffic to get his

passenger quickly to her destination. An

eyewitness said the police corporal seemed

to act with drunken disregard for other

road users. �As he was driving, he was

waving his hand and shouting at drivers

who were driving the right way to clear

out of the road,� the witness told

SaharaReporters. �He kept driving that way

until he eventually knocked down the

woman coming out of the bus with her


Family sources said the badly injured

woman and her baby were rushed to the

emergency ward at the Lagos University

Teaching Hospital (LUTH).


reportedly discovered that she had

sustained a pelvic fracture, facial bruises,

and brain injury. The baby, Ammarah

Anjolaiya, also suffered deep facial cuts and

a broken jaw.

A family source said Corporal Friday�s first

concern at the scene of the accident was to

immediately arrange a cab to convey the

�madam� in his car to her destination. He

later provided the injured woman�s family

with N70,000 for treatment.

The source

said the culprit subsequently abandoned

the victims of his reckless driving at the

hospital. �We have so far spent above

N500,000 on treatment and upkeep,� said

the source.

Another family source told

SaharaReporters that the victim�s husband,

Sulaiman Anjolaiya, had been unemployed

for several months. �His wife was the

bread winner of the family and now she is

down with mental and physical injuries

due to the behavior of this police corporal

who has now abandoned them to the fate

he inflicted on the family,� she said.

Our sources disclosed that the family of the

victim had a shocking experience when

they visited the FESTAC divisional police

station to meet with the Divisional Police

Officer, Ibrahim Zango, whose mistress

was being taken to the airport at the time of

the accident. �DPO Zango spoke to us in a

very rude manner before offering us

additional ten thousand naira,� said one of

the victim�s relatives. He added that the

DPO said the woman being driven by the

reckless police driver was �just a relative.�

Mrs. Taskirat Anjolaiya is currently

receiving treatment at LUTH for her

physical and mental injuries.



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