Police in Lagos confirm knock down of 12-year old girl
On Wednesday, the Police Command in Lagos State confirmed that a 12-year-old girl named Kope Mary was hit by a car, whose driver claimed to have lost control of the vehicle. The incident occurred on Monday at around 6:40 p.m. at Olubunmi Junction by Mashalashi Street in the Iwaya Area. The car involved in the accident was a Toyota Camry with registration number BDG 839 FS, and the driver, identified as Kunle Ogungbeje, is 43 years old. The victim suffered a head injury and passed away while being transported to the hospital. Traffic police officers visited the scene and took pictures, and the victim’s body was deposited at the Mainland General Hospital Mortuary in Yaba for autopsy. The car was taken to the Office of the V.I.O for inspection, and investigation into the incident is ongoing. SP Benjamin Hundeyin, the command’s spokesperson, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).