A nursing mother was seriously injured and her baby crushed to death on Wednesday, June 15, after
they were struck by a commercial bus along Makurdi-Gboko expressway, Benue over N150 change.
According to the child's father, Senator Anuum, his wife had boarded the vehicle with their baby
strapped to her back, from the second gate of the Benue State University (BSU) to Coca-Cola junction. When she got to her destination, she gave the bus
conductor a N200 note. She was
supposed to be given a balance of
N150 but the conductor refused.
"The mother and her child, who she
carried at her back, were the
remaining passengers in the bus.
The conductor did not want to give
her the change and they drove off, in the process she grabbed the conductor that was already on the
moving vehicle, with her baby at the
back and she lost balance, fell down
and was dragged on the road till the baby fell off from her back, in
between the back wheels and was smashed, died instantly and the
driver and the conductor drove off,"
The matter has been reported to
security agencies but efforts to contact the police public relations
officer, ASP Moses Yamu failed.
However, a police source said investigation is ongoing to fish out
both driver and conductor.
Source: Benue News