Lagos BRT driver kills wife of Globacom public relations head

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Mrs Grace Okeleke, the wife of Head of Public Relations, Globacom, Andrew Okeleke was on Monday knocked down and killed by a Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) driver in Lagos.

The incident involving  BRT vehicle with number plate EPE 59 XR occurred at Agric bus stop on the ever-busy Ikorodu road.

The businesswoman was said to be crossing the road around 7:20pm after her driver dropped her off when the BRT driven by one Collins Nnodi rammed into her.

She died on the spot while the driver took to his heels.

The Herald learnt that Nnodi has since gone into hiding to avoid arrest.

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A family statement read, “The death has been announced of Mrs Grace Okeleke, wife of the Head, Public Relations, Globacom, Mr Andrew Okeleke.

“Mrs Okeleke died in a motor accident on the Lagos Road, Ikorodu, on Monday evening. She was hit by a Lagos BRT bus with number plate EPE 59 XR.

“The deceased was crossing the road after being dropped off by her driver just after the Agric bus stop, inwards Ketu, where there was no pedestrian bridge, when she was hit by the BRT bus. She died on the spot before she could be taken to hospital.

“The late Mrs Okeleke, a businesswoman, hailed from Issele -Mkpitime, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State. She was until her demise a top leader of her town’s women group in Lagos as well as a minister of the Redeemed Christian Church of God, Grace Hall Parish, Ikorodu.

“Mrs Okeleke is survived by her husband and children. Burial arrangements will be announced later by her family. ”

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