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Lagos driver in trouble for cramming 15 children inside a car

A driver has been arrested in Lagos for cramming 11 children into a car that ordinarily is meant for transportation of five people.

The driver had allegedly put four children in a car trunk and crammed 11 others on the seats to achieve his aim, spokesperson of Lagos Police Command, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said.

Hundeyin confirmed the arrest in a post he shared on his verified X handle @benHundeyin on Friday that the driver was arrested by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) of the police command in Lagos State for negligent act.

According to him the driver was contracted to transport the children to the beach.

“The RRS arrested the driver for cramming 15 children into a Volkswagen Passat in Lagos.

“The vehicle was reported by concerned citizens on the Lekki–Ikoyi Link Bridge at 8.00 p.m. on Sunday

“The police noticed that the driver, who had been contracted to transport the children to a beach, had locked four of the children in the car trunk while 11 others were crammed together, ” he said.

Hundeyin said that preliminary investigations revealed that one child collapsed earlier due to similar transport conditions, but recovered after receiving medical attention.

According to him, the children have been released to their parents unhurt.

The image maker said that the suspect would be charged to court.

He said that Lagos State Commissioner of Police Adegoke Fayoade praised Lagos residents for always promptly alerting the authorities to suspicious persons and happenings. (NAN)

Source: PM