A middle-aged man reportedly slumped and died at Orile Iganmu bus stop, an incident which allegedly occurred today in Lagos State.
NAN reported that the deceased was a passerby who suddenly slumped and died after he took ill in the early hours of Tuesday.
An eyewitness and a trader close to the scene, Mr Yinus Olayiwola, told newsmen that the deceased was seen shivering on the spot at 6:30 a.m. However his ill health got worsened by an early morning drizzle, he said.
“It seems the deceased was asthmatic. Though, the early drizzle worsened his condition, his life may have been saved if he got prompt medical assistance,” he said.
Bamidele Adejoke, another resident of the area who witnessed the incident at the bus stop, expressed disappointment that relevant agencies were yet to evacuate the corpse over eight hours after the incident. According to him, the deceased was not a mad man but normal passerby and urged individuals to take their health seriously to avert sudden death of that nature.
A similar incident played out few months ago, as it was gathered that a middle-aged man, identified only as Muyibi, collapsed and died in a commercial cab in the Ojota area of Lagos State. PUNCH Metro reported that the victim boarded the cab, after withdrawing money from a bank in the Ogudu area.
The driver had turned to demand the cab fare from the victim, when he realized the man had become motionless. After reaching the terminus, a resident told Punch’s correspondent that the driver alighted from the cab to nudge Muyibi, who appeared to be fast asleep.
The resident, who did not want to be identified, said,
“The driver had picked some other passengers along the way, and they had all paid and dropped off at their various bus stops.
“When the victim did not respond when they got to the terminus, the driver parked the cab to rouse him, but he was cold.
The driver raised the alarm, which drew the attention of commuters and passersby to the scene. People checked him and discovered that the man was dead.”