A 40-year-old man, Olorunfemi Frederick has reportedly died during a scuffle with his daughter’s school bus driver, Mr Jacob Fatokin, accused of child molestation.
Nigeriacrime.com learned that the deceased had on Tuesday gone to his 7-year-old daughter’s school, Luyol School, Iju-Ishaga to confront the driver and the school management on the allegation when the incident happened.
According to Mabel Olorunfemi, the deceased’s wife, our daughter had told me how the school driver had been taking her to his house in Ajuwon, Ogun State to molest her. She revealed that when they enter the house, the driver would ask her to sit on his lap, raise her school uniform and kiss him on his mouth.
Mrs Olorunfemi said when my husband returned from work, I narrated the same report to my husband on Monday, Feb. 6 in the evening. He immediately called the school that he is reporting the allegation to the police but he was told to come to the school first so we went there on Tuesday morning. I never knew that it would be the end of my husband.”
On Tuesday morning we met the school owner, the driver and some of the school teachers.
“The owner of the school after listening to us then confronted the driver, saying that he had come back late with the school bus, the previous week and when asked, he said he had gone to drop something at home.
“He was later asked about the allegations levelled against him but he denied them. My daughter was then asked and she narrated the same thing she told us at home. The driver couldn’t say anything more than “me, me, me.”
“My husband who was already angry now went to the driver and shouted at him to question why he had molested his daughter.
“My husband angrily slapped the driver and they started fighting during which he pushed my husband on his chest. My husband then fell and efforts were made to take him to the hospital.
“I started crying and praying for my husband as we made effort to rush him to the hospital but he was already showing signs of no life in him before we got to Osuntuyi hospital where he was confirmed dead,” she said.
The deceased’s wife said the driver absconded after the incident and she subsequently went to Iju Police Station (Red Lion), to report the incident.
The school Director, Mr Akeem, however, declined to speak on the incident, saying that he currently assisting the police in hunting Mr Jacob, the school bus driver that absconded.
Oluwatosin Frederick, the late Olorunfemi’s younger brother also corroborated the deceased’s wife adding that the school bus driver pushed the deceased before he fell and was subsequently rushed to the hospital.
Oluwatosin however pleaded for justice to be done as his brother’s wife has no job and no idea of how to survive with two kids.
Confirming the incident, the Lagos State Police Command’s Spokesperson, SP Benjamin Hundeyin said the police are on the trail of the driver and would not relent until he is brought to book.