Woman jumps from moving vehicle to her death few weeks to wedding

What a sad end for a lady who would have been married in February next year as she jumped from a speeding vehicle to her death.

Fearing she may have been kidnapped or a victim of bus robbers popularly called 'one chance', a 27-year-old lady, Lucy Gbagyo, decided to take a fatal jump out of a fast moving commercial bus and lost her life in the process.

And the pathetic thing about her death was that Gbagyo and her fiancé, Philip Nguhwa, were going to get married on 27 February, 2015, and she was going to his place to finalise preparations for the impending wedding before traveling for the Christmas holidays.

The incidence which happened on Sunday, 14 December, 2014, around the Shogunle area of Lagos State, has sent shock waves in the area with many questioning the late woman's wisdom in jumping out of the speeding bus when the driver refused to stop at her designated bus stop.

It was gathered that the Benue State indigene, had boarded the vehicle on the ill-fated day, at the Toll Gate end of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway en route Shogunle where her fiancé lives and on getting to the bus stop, she told the driver she would alight but the driver was said to have sped past the point with the excuse that the place was not designated to drop off passengers.

According to other passengers in the vehicle, her shouts for the driver to stop for her to get down fell on deaf ears and she reportedly forced the door open and jumped out, an action which claimed her life.

As people rushed to her aid, someone used her phone and found out who she had dialled last and it turned out to be her fiancé, Nguhwa.

The trader who was in tears, narrating the sad incidence, said the driver immediately stopped the vehicle as other passengers and sympathisers in the area rushed to save the victim.

He said:

"One of the passengers picked her phone and checked the last dialled number. He saw my number and called me. He said I should rush down to the bus stop.

When I got there, I called her name and she opened her eyes faintly and shut them again. We all carried her into the bus and rushed her to the Lagos State University Teaching Hospital.

We had not gone too far when she died in the vehicle. When we got to the hospital, she was confirmed dead on arrival."

It was learnt that the victim who was a business woman dealing in clothes which she bought in Lagos for sell in her home state, had also lost her father in an accident in January this year.

Though the bus driver and his conductor has been arrested and detained by the police, Gbagyo's family say they are not interested in pursuing the case as they have written to the police to withdraw it.

A relative, Felix Agu, said:

"We have written a letter to withdraw the matter. All we want is for her corpse to be released to us for burial. The family stays in Benue and everybody wants her buried in her home town."

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