Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Unlatched Container Kills Okada Rider in Lagos
I just received confirmation of this sad event on Metro fm 97.7. An Okada rider has been crushed to death at Trinity bus stop on Apapa-Oshodi Expressway, while his passenger escaped death by jumping into a nearby gutter.
Everyday, I see this unlatched containers and I wonder; how on earth we got to a point that human lives mean nothing. Anybody who sees trailers with their containers in Lagos knows that they will fall at the faintest hint of them having an accident thereby crushing other road users.
Whoever is responsible for monitoring these trailers with containers should know that they have blood on their hands because they have refused to do their duty to ensure that the containers are properly latched. This unfortunately is the norm rather than the exception in all aspects of our life in Nigeria. Truly sad!