Woman hit by Lebanese motorist driving against traffic dies

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A 31-year-old woman, Omotola Akinsanya, who was reportedly hit by a Lebanese motorist in Lagos, John Greg, has died.
Omotola was reportedly hit by a car driven by Greg at the Victoria Island axis of Lagos on May 4, while the Lebanese driver was driving against traffic, also known as one-way, at top speed.
Driving against traffic, popularly known as one-way driving, is an offence liable to three-year jail term and forfeiture of the vehicle in Lagos State.
The incident caused damage to   Omotola’s leg, and she was admitted at the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital, Ikeja.
Greg was said to have fled the scene after the incident but was chased and subsequently arrested by the officers of the Lagos Police Command.
The Police Public Relations Officer in Lagos, Benjamin Hundeyin, in a statement, said an investigation had commenced into the incident.
On Monday, a family member of Omotola, who preferred to be anonymous, said the victim died on June 9, days after the deceased’s left leg was amputated.
“Several surgical operations were carried out on Tola’s leg before the left leg was amputated. Immediately after the incident happened, she went through eight-hour surgery.
“The last surgery was the amputation of the left leg. Even LASUTH did not manage the case well. They neglected the girl and they were collecting close to N250,000 daily for ICU and services.
“Imagine that kind of amount for one month plus. If you calculate it, you will know how much we have spent. After infection started affecting the leg, LASUTH said they had to amputate the leg.
“She did not come out of the amputation surgery conscious and she died after like seven days after the amputation at LASUTH.
“The Lebanese guy did not come to the hospital or offer a dime for the treatment of Tola. We were told he was granted bail of N1 million by the court. The family needs justice,” the family member said.
The police spokesperson on Monday said Greg had been granted bail by a magistrate court and that he would be re-arraigned on amended charges to include manslaughter since the victim had died.
“The case is already in court. All that we will do now is to amend the charges to read manslaughter since the lady is dead,”  Hundeyin said.

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