Police arrest driver for ‘cramming 15 children inside car’ in Lagos


Operatives of the police Rapid Response Squad (RRS) in Lagos have arrested a driver for allegedly squeezing 15 children into a Volkswagen Passat car.

In a statement on Friday, Benjamin Hundeyin, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed the suspect’s arrest, adding that the vehicle was plying the Lekki-Ikoyi link bridge around 8 pm on Sunday when it was spotted and reported by concerned citizens.

Upon intervention, the police noticed that the driver, who had been contracted to transport the children to a beach, had locked four of the children in the car trunk while 11 others were crammed together,” the statement reads.


“Preliminary investigations revealed that one child had collapsed earlier in the day due to similar transportation conditions but recovered after receiving medical attention.

The children have since been released to their parents unhurt. Suspects would be charged to court.”


Adegoke Fayoade, Lagos police commissioner, commended residents of the state for swiftly reporting suspicious activities to the authorities.

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