11 October 2021
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One week after two of her male children were crushed to death by a truck under the Isaac Boro Park flyover in Port Harcourt, Rivers State, the bereaved mother, Precious Sunday, has demanded justice.
While noting that the incident had left her devastated, she said losing two children the same day through the action of a reckless driver was unbearable.
This came as the hitherto pregnant woman told PUNCH Metro in a telephone interview on Sunday that she gave birth to a baby girl on Saturday.
Recall that the two boys, Godswill (13) and Promise (12), were returning from school when a truck, said to be reversing, crushed them, ripping out their brains.
The incident caused pandemonium as the police took the remains of the kids to a mortuary.
Their mother said she was not allowed to see them because of her condition, adding that having given birth, she was ready to see their corpses.
She said, “I put to bed yesterday (Saturday) morning. Somebody called me yesterday that the owner of the truck said we should come and collect N1m. Is it good?
“I have not seen my children’s corpses. Their bodies are at the University of Port Harcourt Teaching Hospital mortuary. Their father went there to see them. They didn’t allow me to see them because of my condition then.
“I want to see the person that killed them. I also want to see the owner of the truck. I believe that he (truck owner) must be a father. Let them come and tell me what happened.
“Even before I gave birth yesterday, I was at that same spot on Friday. People usually stand there and cars pass as well. So, how did it happen that my children were killed?
“Let the police and the government help me.”
The state Police Public Relations Officer, Nnamdi Omoni, said the truck driver was still in detention, adding that investigation was ongoing