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Truck crushes 15-year-old pupil while on teacher’s errand

Tragedy struck in front of Lafenwa
Comprehensive High School, Ota, Ogun State, last Thursday, when a
15-year-old pupil, Miss Kemi Obanla, was crushed to death by a truck
driver. The accident happened on
Ahmaddiya Road, Ota.
Kemi was killed while running errands for her class teacher who had asked her (Kemi) to go and buy cooked ‘ofada’ rice for her around 10am on the day.
Eyewitnesses disclosed that the SS1 pupil was knocked down by a truck while crossing the road.
Kemi died while she was being rushed to the hospital.Kemi
 “The girl was knocked down when she was
crossing the road. After hitting her, the driver of the vehicle
attempted to escape but the youths around apprehended him.
“It was when the girl was being taken to
the hospital that she died. When we inquired where she was going at
that time, we were told her teacher, whose name was not given, sent her
to buy ofada rice for her.” they explained
The father of the deceased, Mr. Peter Obanla, said the death of his daughter, dealt a devastating blow to the family.
He said when the girl left their Ajegunle Close, off Mefun Road, Ota, home, she was full of life.
Obanla said about two hours after his daughter left for school, someone informed him that she was involved in a fatal accident.
He said, “The driver that killed her and the
school authorities have been begging me to drop the case. They said what
happened was the will of God.”

Tireni Adebayo

Tireni Adebayo is the Editor of Kemi Filani News.She has BSC in Mass Communication from the Redeemer's University and M.A in Mass Communication from the University of Lagos (2014 - 2015) where she majored in Public Relations and Advertising and Digital Media.  When she is not writing, she is either listening to music or reading her favorite books.Tel: +2348000000901 Address: Herbert Macaulay, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria Email: [email protected]

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