LASG assures Chidinma’s family of justice
The Lagos State Government on Wednesday assured the family of Chidinma Ajoku killed by a fallen container that fell off a truck at Ilasamaja bus stop along Oshodi-Apapa expressway.
The State Attorney General/ Commissioner for Justice, Mr Moyosore Onigbanjo, SAN, who gave the assurance during a condolence visit to the family described the incident as unfortunate and a big loss to the entire family.
He disclosed that “Governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu has directed the Commissioner of Police to commence investigation of the incident.”
“Be rest assured that Justice will be served and the perpetrators would be brought to book.”
While sympathizing with the Ajoku’s family, the Attorney-General disclosed that the prosecution of the case will be handled by him to ensure that the death of Chidinma and her colleague Chima are not in vain.
He added that Governor Sanwo-Olu expressed sadness on the loss of the two families and vowed to put an end to reckless driving on Lagos roads.
“Governor Sanwo-Olu is deeply sad about the incidence and we have resolved that enough is enough, we will not allow reckless drivers on the road to continue to take innocent lives in Lagos State.”
While assuring Chidinma’s family of the state government support, the Commissioner promised to brief the families at every stage of the investigations and prosecution process.
Responding to the visit, the deceased mother, Mrs. Ajoku expressed gratitude to the state governor and the entourage sent on the condolence visit, saying she was overwhelmed by the good gesture.
While applauding the steps taken by the Governor, she expressed confidence that a proper investigation will be carried out on the death of her daughter.
Mrs. Ajoku, who further expressed her fear for the lives of other citizens on the roads pleaded, with the Governor to step in laws against reckless driving on the road.
“The killer of my daughter needs to be prosecuted to serve as deterrent to others against reckless driving on Lagos roads” she added
Late Chidinma was a staff of the Federal Airport Authority of Nigeria, FAAN. She and her colleague Chima boarded a commercial bus from Airport road to Mile two after the close of work on July 26.
It was gathered that the commercial bus driver had stopped at Ilasa bus-stop to either pick or drop passengers when a 20ft container fell off a moving truck and landed on the commercial vehicle.
Chidinma and Chima died on the spot.