6th February, 2014
A driver working with a popular transport company, Young Shall Grow Motors, has plunged to his death from a three storey building after a reported quarrel with his wife in their Olodi-Apapa residence in Lagos State, southwest Nigeria.
The incident happened at Babatunde Street, Off Wilmer Road, Olodi Apapa, Lagos.
The driver, simply identified as Uche, reportedly fell from the balcony of the second floor of the building in the evening after he returned from work.
According to residents, Uche landed on his head and died on the spot.
The matter was reported at Tolu Police station in the area.
The body of the driver has been recovered by the police and deposited at an undisclosed mortuary for autopsy report.
When our reporter visited the house where the incident happened, the driver’s wife and other family members were not around as their flat was locked.
Their neighbour, who confirmed the incident, said the woman travelled to her village in Anambra State, southeast Nigeria, after the incident.
Many of the residents have expressed shock over the death of the driver.
Some of the residents said the driver might have committed suicide by jumping from the building because of the constant quarrel he had with his wife, while some believed he might have been thrown out of the house through the balcony.
P.M.NEWS gathered from the residents that the house belongs to the wife’s relation, where he was allowed to occupy one of the flats for free.
His colleague at Young Shall Grow Motors told P.M.NEWS that Uche was reluctant to go home on the fateful day, complaining that he had a minor disagreement with his wife.
He said he encouraged Uche to go home and settle the matter with his wife, but was shocked when he heard about his death the next day.
When our reporter visited Tolu Police Division, the DPO of the station was not around to comment on the matter.
However, a police source confirmed the incident and said the police have commenced investigation on the matter.