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

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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