Had I know, always comes at last. That was the sad story of a 27 year old lady called Lucy Gbagyo, who died after jumping from a speeding commercial bus in the Shogunle area of Lagos State.
According to the eyewitness, the Benue state indigene was on the way to see her fiance, Philip Nguhwa, on Sunday evening for preparations for their wedding when the incident happened. They were to have their wedding on February 27,2015 after four years of courtship.
It was gathered that on the faithful day, the deceased had boarded a bus from the Toll Gate end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway en route to Ilori street in Shogunle area of Lagos where her fiance lives. The driver was said to have sped past her destination and she began shouting for him to stop.
The driver allegedly refused to stop and continued with the journey and that made Lucy to force the door open and jumped out; which made the driver to stop the vehicle as other passengers and sympathizers in the area rushed to save her.
The fiance, said:
“One of them picked her phone and checked the last dialed number. He saw my number and called me. He said I should rush down to the bus stop. When I got there, I called her name and she opened her eyes faintly and shut them again. We all carried her into the bus and rushed her to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital. We had not gone too far when she died in the vehicle. When we got to the hospital, she was confirmed dead on arrival.”
The victim, who was into the business of buying and selling clothes between Lagos and Benue, had lost her father in a motor accident earlier in the year. The driver and conductor of the vehicle was arrested by the police.
A relative, Felix Agu, said that the family was not interested in the case. He said: “We have written a letter to withdraw the matter. All we want is for her corpse to be released to us for burial. The family stays in Benue and everybody wants her buried in her home town.”