A woman has died few weeks to her wedding after jumping off a moving commercial bus along Oshodi-Ikeja Road in Lagos on her way to see her fiancé.
According to Punch, 27-year-old Lucy Gbagyo, a Benue State indigene died on Sunday evening at Shogunle Bus Stop where she was going to keep a date with her fiancé, Philip Nguhwa in preparation for their wedding.
The paper said Gbagyo and Nguhwa’s wedding was scheduled for February 27, 2015, having courted for four years.
It was learnt that 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.
The bus driver was said to have sped past her destination and she began to shout for him to stop.
The driver allegedly ignored her and continued with the journey.
When her cries fell on deaf ears, she reportedly forced the door open and jumped out.
Her fiance, Nguhwa, a trader, said the driver immediately stopped the vehicle as other passengers and sympathisers in the area rushed to save the victim.
He said, “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.”