‘We spent millions before the Govt released their corpses’ – Woman who lost 4 relations in Ojuelegba container accident cries


A devastated woman, Okoli Ijeoma Jacob, has lamented how the Lagos State government allegedly made them suffer before they could get the remains of her relations who were crushed to death by a container in the Ojuelegba area of the state earlier this year.

The sister of the man who was killed alongside his wife and their two children in the Ojuelegba container accident claimed that the family spent millions of Naira before releasing their corpses for burial.

Her brother, his family and nine other passengers, died when a container-laden truck fell on a commercial bus at Ojuelegba bridge in Lagos on January 29, 2023.

It was gathered that the commercial bus was picking up passengers at the bus stop along the Ojuelegba Bridge when the truck lost control and fell over the side of the bridge. Per Sahara.

The remains of the family were laid to rest amid tears and wailing, in their hometown in Orumba North Local Government Area of Anambra State on Thursday, March 16, 2023.

Jacob, who said she is a relative of one of the deceased took to her Facebook after the funeral ceremony, Ijeoma, said that the death of her brother opened her eyes about the reality of Nigeria and how ‘wicked’ its leaders are.

She wrote: ‘My brother’s death and his family opened my eyes to see the wickedness of this country and our leaders. We suffered in the hands of lagos state government just to carry their corpse. We spend millions before their corpse were released.

‘I prayed bitterly with a broken heart that all of them will suffer the same fate, I mean all and no exception. God will punish them all for the trauma they caused my family, the suffering.

‘They cut the life of my brother and his family short and still stressed the life out of us including our pocket. We know the length we went, including the lawyers involved before they even look at us.

‘I only pity the citizens fighting for this wicked politicians, they love no one. Nigeria is not a place to live, it is death zone looking for who to kill.

‘I never know I will someday post this kind of heartbreaking pictures on my wall. Emeka Nwannem and his family are gone forever.

‘Their generation wiped off the surface of this earth because of a use….less government, Nigeria happened to us.

‘My brother and his family would have been alive enjoying their lives today if they were in another country, but Nigeria cut their lives short. A prayer warrior and his family is gone.

‘An evangelist and his family are no more. Our pastor and Gods own servant gone with his family.

‘It was a festival of weeping that I can’t control myself but keep asking God why? I have never felt this terrible and pained all through my life. I miss you Bro. Farewell.’

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