Pregnant robbery victim gave birth but died after C-Section. A yet-to-be-identified pregnant woman went into forced labour on Sunday after she was attacked by robbers in the Badagry area of Lagos State.
Although she was delivered of the baby in an emergency caesarian section in a private hospital, she reportedly died from the injuries she sustained during the attack.
According to PUNCH Metro, it’s learnt that the woman, who had luggage containing some goods, boarded the suspects’ car, with the number plate, KTU 356 CE.
The vehicle was travelling from Cotonou, Benin Republic, inward Lagos on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway.
The woman reportedly thought it was a cab until the men brought out weapons and demanded her valuables.
However, the woman allegedly raised the alarm, drawing the attention of other road users.
It was learnt that while some motorists pursued the vehicle, the men attacked and injured the victim for not keeping quiet.
Luck ran out on the men at the AP Filling Station before Aradagun bus stop, when they were blocked by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps who were said to be on a routine patrol.
The FRSC Badagry Unit Commander, Fatai Bakare, said the officials rescued the victim and took her to a hospital.
He said, “We blocked the vehicle and found them struggling with the woman to keep shut. They had planned to drop her off on the expressway as they were speeding, but the pressure mounted by those chasing them from behind did not allow them to do that.
“We discovered that the woman was injured and took her to Ola-Oki Hospital at Ibereko. It was the closest to the scene of the incident and within 20 minutes, she was delivered of a baby. She had to be operated upon because she was in pains.
“However, before we returned, the mob had caught up with the robbers and got tyres with which they set them ablaze. Some soldiers put out the fire and rescued them. They were handed over to the police.”
He noted that around 3pm, the agency received information that the woman was dead, adding that her remains were deposited in the Badagry General Hospital morgue.
Bakare said although the baby was in good condition, there was nothing to identify the woman, adding that nobody had come for her.