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Driver of Ill-fated Bus Involved in Train Accident in Lagos Undergoing Psychiatric Evaluation – Police


By Dare Akogun

The Nigeria Police said the driver of the ill-fated bus involved in a train accident in Ikeja area of Lagos State is presently undergoing psychiatric, physiological, and drug tests.

The Commissioner of Police, railway command, CP Yetunde Longe gave the indication while speaking with journalists, said the police is investigating the number of people that died in the crash, adding that an autopsy would be conducted on the remainder of the victims on Friday.

The driver who was brought to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, LASUTH was later led into the TB diagnosis center to carry out the test on him.

The CP who spoke with journalists said they are investigating the number of people that died in the crash. As autopsy would be conducted on the remainder of the victims on Friday.

She said: “Presently we are with the driver, we are handing him over to doctors for medical examination because there was a flag officer at the railway crossing flagging him down, but he refused to stop that’s why we must subject him to through medical examination. I can only confirm two are dead now.

“As a driver this is one of the tests you have to take note off because when you get to a level crossing, the train will be hunking for people to know he is coming. Drivers should ensure they are patient for the train pass.”


When asked why there was no barrier at the level crossing, she said unfortunately for now we don’t have such thing there anymore, but there was a signal man who was at the crossing in the morning when the crashed occurred but the driver of the bus never obey the signal man that was caused the crash.

“The driver if found culpable would be prosecuted and we are working with the state department of public prosecution, they are gathering more evidences to prosecute him. The driver as been arrested and he is in our custody presently.”









Dare Akogun

Dare Akogun is a dynamic media innovator, strategic communication professional, and seasoned climate and environmental sustainability journalist with over 10 years of influential contributions to the media industry.

He Currently serving as the Head of Digital Media, Senior News Editor, and a presenter at Sobi FM 101.9, a leading radio station in Ilorin, Nigeria.

Dare is on a mission to leverage his media innovation expertise and project management skills to produce high-quality, accurate, and engaging content, while advocating for reduced fossil fuel consumption, especially coal, to combat effect of global warming.

He has covered comprehensively environmental issues and COP conferences, including COP28 in Dubai last year , COP 27 in Egypt, and the United Nations Least Developed Countries conference in Doha, in 2023.

He is a recipient of fellowship to be part of a 15 team of journalists selected worldwide to cover the Berlin Energy Transition Dialogue 2024.

He has a Master's Degree in Mass Communication, from the University of Lagos, a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism from the Lagos State University and also a
Certification in Business Administration and Management, from the Babson College, Massachusetts, United States of America.

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