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Sick baby dies after being trapped in traffic ’caused by APC meeting’

Sick baby dies after being trapped in traffic ’caused by APC meeting’
May 11
20:00 2017
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An eight-day-old baby has died after being allegedly trapped in a traffic jam caused by a stakeholders’ meeting of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Lagos state.

Akinwunmi Ambode, governor of Lagos state, Bola Tinubu, national leader of the party, attended the programme organised ahead of the July 22 local government election.

Major roads around the APC state headquarters in Ikeja were closed, subjecting residents to hardship.

The father of the deceased took to Twitter to pour out his anger.

Tweeting via @sauce231, the man narrated how the baby died in the traffic gridlock on Acme Road, Ogba. 

He said the eight-day-old was being taken to a specialist hospital on Lagos Island when the sad incident occurred.

“@AkinwunmiAmbode @APCNigeria Thanks to you guys today for the roads you blocked without prior notice. My eight-day-old baby boy died,” he wrote.

“My baby died in traffic on the way to the hospital, the day after his naming ceremony.

“I prayed for you this morning, kissed you and told you I would see you and your beautiful mum when I’m back from work.

“I was at the office; my wife, dad, mum, and three of my aunties were the ones doing the running around. From Oke Ira Ogba, they were referred to a children specialist hospital on the island but died in the traffic.

“Why didn’t the LASTMA officials that my parents were begging to let them through because of the emergency call the attention of the ambulance?

“Imagine your child dying in the presence of his mother and grandparents inside traffic. First grandchild.”

Efforts made to get the reaction of the party on the development was unfruitful as Joe Igbokwe, APC spokesman in Lagos, could not be reached on telephone.

Calls made to him indicated that his telephone was switched off

Olarinde Famous-Cole, police public relations officer (PPRO) in Lagos, could also not be reached, as he did not answer his calls, and had not replied the text message sent as of the time this report was filed.

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