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A commercial bus driver was on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 discovered dead inside his bus at the Ojodu Berger Motor Park area of Lagos.

The deceased, nicknamed Big Daddy, who hailed from Odogbolu, Ogun State reportedly passed the night inside his bus only to be discovered dead on the fateful day.

He was said to have been residing with his family in the Ikorodu area of the state.

His remains was later evacuated from the scene by men of the Ojodu Abiodun Police Division after they were alerted about the development.

A member of the executive of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW who preferred anonymity told Punch that the driver might have been killed by depression resulting from a debt burden.

He said, “It is not the first time that commercial drivers would sleep overnight in their buses in this park, especially those who come from distant places like Ikorodu, Lagos Island and so on. Big Daddy plied daily between the Ojodu Berger and Oshodi areas.

“When he finished work at about 10pm, he complained that he was feeling very weak. He bought a bag of sachet water and emptied them on his body. It was just this morning that I was called on the phone that he died inside his bus.

“The only thing I know is that he had a debt on his neck. He was paying back the money he borrowed to purchase the bus in installments. The bus recently developed faults. His wife and only son, Sunday, stay in Ikorodu, and have been informed about his death.”

Also speaking about the the incident, a driver who identified himself only as Babatunde, said the deceased remarried recently after his first wife died some nine months ago.

He said, “We switched off the radio. I have never seen such a strange death. His first wife died about nine months ago, and he recently remarried.

“He died while sleeping on the steering. He was wearing only his underwear. He was a gentleman. It was shocking he died suddenly like that.”

In the meantime, the state police spokesperson, DSP Kenneth Nwosu is yet to confirm the incident.

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