In a heart-wrenching incident that shook the Federal Operation Unit Zone A, Ikeja, a senior Nigeria Customs Service (NCS) officer met his untimely end in a harrowing car crash.
The catastrophic event unfolded on the notorious Lagos Badagry expressway, casting a dark shadow over the day’s proceedings.
Details provided by Mr. Williams Manga, the vigilant Unit Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps stationed in Badagry, paint a grim picture of the incident. At approximately 11:20 a.m., the fabric of reality was torn apart at Elijah Bus Stop, Araromi-Ale, Oko-Afo. The customs officer, identified as the unfortunate victim of this tragic narrative, was en route from Lagos in his Toyota Camry, a vehicle that would soon become a vessel of doom.
With reckless velocity, the customs officer attempted an ill-fated overtaking maneuver that would forever seal his fate. In a fateful twist of destiny, his ill-conceived action collided head-on with an oncoming Mark Truck, a collision that echoed with the sounds of shattered lives.
The grim tale further unfolds as Manga’s account reveals the urgency of the response. The unit received word of the calamity at precisely 11:25 a.m., launching them into a race against time. In a mere ten minutes, the scene of devastation was upon them, a chilling reminder of the fragility of life.
By the time rescuers arrived, hope had already slipped away from the customs officer. The scene was a somber tableau, marked by the lifeless form of the officer. United in grief, customs personnel and soldiers joined forces to tenderly retrieve the fallen victim from the wreckage, a heartrending conclusion to a tale of speed, misjudgment, and irrevocable loss.