Driver arrested as truck crushes pupils in Lagos

Police in Lagos have arrested the driver of a truck who allegedly crushed some pupils on Tuesday along Ogunusi Road, Grammar School Bus Stop.

“The driver has been arrested. Investigation into the accident is ongoing,” police spokesperson Adekunle Ajisebutu told reporters.

The pupils, numbering more than 10, were about to cross the road after school when the truck ran over them.

Witnesses quoted by Premium Times said the truck driver sped away after the incident.

“He was pursued and caught around Ogba and was brought back to the station. That is why the youth are attacking the police station,” one eyewitness said.

Businesses along the road have shut down while vehicular traffic is grounded.

Angry youth also vandalised trucks around the area, throwing stones into the police station.

In response, policemen barricaded their gates, firing gunshots and tear gas canisters at intervals from the station.