On Tuesday, February 21, it was reported that a heavily pregnant woman gave birth to a baby inside a commercial bus at Sabo area of Ikorodu, Lagos.
Vanguard reports that, the woman, who reportedly boarded the bus on Tuesday afternoon at Ijede, could not alight at the Sabo Bus Stop, as other passengers did, making the bus driver and his conductor suspicious. An eyewitness accounts that, the conductor started yelling at the woman to get down from the bus, but she could not utter a word as she had fallen into labour.
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It was said that the conductor, seeing that the woman was in labour, raised the alarm. But those around took to their heels, thinking a fight had started between the conductor and miscreants. It was added that when the shout for help persisted, some officials of Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, LASTMA, and other sympathizers moved closer, only to discover that the woman was in labour.
Fortunately for the woman, one of the good Samaritans was able to identify her and a message was sent to her husband, who also rushed to the scene.
LASTMA officials and other sympathizers, who visited the health centre to catch a glimpse of the baby, were to said to have provided the items used for the deliveries.
Congratulations to the new mother!