A woman from Benue state identified as Lucy Gbagyo, 27, ded in the evening of Sunday, December 14, 2014 after jumping from a speeding commercial bus in the Shogunle area of Lagos State.
Gbagyo was reportedly going to see her fiance, Philip Nguhwa, in preparation for their wedding scheduled to take place on February, 27, 2015 having courted for four years.
According to Punch, on the fateful day, the deceased had boarded a vehicle from the Toll Gate end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway en route to Ilori Street in the Shogunle area where Nguhwa lives.
It was learnt that trouble started when the driver of the commercial bus passed the bus stop where she was supposed to stop and she shouted on him to stop but the driver paid deaf ears and ignored her.
Following the driver’s refusal to stop, she allegedly forced the door open and jumped out of the speeding vehicle.
Narrating the tragedy, her bereaved fiance, Nguhwa, who is a trader said that after she jumped out, the driver stopped abruptly as other passengers and sympathisers in the area rushed to save her.
“One of them picked her phone and checked the last dialled 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,” he said.
Meanwhile, the police arrested both the driver and the conductor of the vehicle although a relative of the deceased, Felix Agu, said the family were not interested in the matter as they had written for the withdrawal.
Agu 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.”