Mr. Ekezie Augustine, the proprietor of New Vine International School, Mushin, Lagos, was arrested after 2 pupil swere flung out of a moving bus he was driving , at Costain Roundabout, on their way from the National Theatre, Iganmu.
He was promptly handed over to the Divisional Traffic Office, Iponri, by operatives of the Rapid Response Squad, RRS, of Lagos State Police Command, for prosecution. The affected pupils, Seunfunmi Oseni, 4, and Amira Otegbola, 6, were among the 20 that embarked on the journey.
They’re rushed to Brickfield Medical Centre, at Ademuyiwa Road, Ebute Metta, and were later referred to Foremost Radiology, Ogunlana Drive, Surulere, for brain scan before further treatment. According to an official of Brickfield, “the boy, Seunfunmi, sustained a lot of bruises on his head and leg.
He has not walked since he was brought here. We feared he has injured his legs too. He is always folding it and he preferred to be carried.” Investigations revealed that the school was not registered with the authorities in Lagos and it had just relocated to its new address in Mushin.
The Principal however said certification of the school was being processed, adding that “the children were over-excited and uncontrollable before the incident happened.” About 3 teachers were said to be with the children in the bus when the incident happened. Cc: Vanguradngr