NIGERIA – A 50-year-old trader identified as Mrs. Tuale Iwejim, has died after she was hit by a 16-year-old boy who was using his mother’s SUV to test his driving skills at the Arena Shopping Mall, Oshodi, Lagos State.

Mrs Tuale was in the shopping complex to purchase some items for her shop when she was knocked down by the SUV. The teenager and his mum were in the shopping complex to pick up some things. His mum went back to pick their remaining items and asked him to wait in their vehicle.

While waiting, some persons began to complain that the SUV was obstructing the free flow of traffic in the complex. Instead of informing them that he couldn’t drive, the teenager took the keys from his mother’s bag and hopped on the driver’s seat. He was said to have put it in reverse and hit the 50-year-old two times.

Mrs Tuale was rushed to the Lagos University Teaching Hospital, Idi Araba, Surulere, where she had surgery before her death on Thursday, September 4, 2020.

Her husband, Christopher Iwejim, who recounted the unfortunate incident said

”We were told that the boy and his mother went to the market to buy some things. After they did, the woman asked the son to wait for her in the car so that she could go and pack the remaining items.

 

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