Pregnant robbery victim gives birth, dies after C-section (Photos)

Pregnant robbery victim gives birth, dies after C-section (Photos)

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.

Luck shone on a pregnant woman Sunday morning as officials of the Federal Road Safety Corporation (FRSC), Badagry Unit, rescued her from kidnappers at a filling station.

According to a statement signed by Corps Commander, Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, the operation was led by Assistant Route Commander P. Danboyi when the team accosted a vehicle with registration number KTU 356 CE at AP filling station before Aradagun Bus stop in Badagry, Lagos.

“In the vehicle were two suspected kidnappers (male) and a pregnant woman who was their victim.
The pregnant woman sustained body injuries and was rescued to Ola-Oki hospital Ibereko, where she immediately gave birth to a baby boy. The incident happened about 7:30am this morning (Sunday),” the statement said.
The statement added that the two kidnappers were just about been burned alive by an irate mob when soldiers arrived on the scene, arresting and handing them over to the Nigeria Police in Badagry.

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 Corps Marshal of FRSC, Dr. Boboye Oyeyemi, has expressed appreciation to the gallant officers and commended them for their bravery, while assuring the members of the public that his men are not only on the road to see to their traffic safety but also their security by cooperating with other law enforcement agencies to shield them from marauders and bandits,” the statement added.
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.
The suspects, identified as Awusu Oluwasegun (47) and Gabriel Adeosun (53), sustained serious burns from the attempted lynching and had a slim chance of survival.

The police spokesman, Chike Oti, a Superintendent, said it was not a case of kidnapping, adding that the woman fell victim to one-chance robbers.

He explained that while Oluwasegun was the driver of the cab, Adeosun posed as a passenger to deceive the woman.

He said, “The woman had some bags of rice and boarded the cab to convey her to her location. But along the line, the suspects wanted to rob her.

Pregnant robbery victim gives birth, dies after C-section (Photos)

“She raised the alarm and the robbers, afraid that they might run into trouble with security operatives, pushed her off the cab.

“Unknown to them, people heard the woman’s screams and saw when she fell from the cab. They pursued the vehicle, caught up with the robbers and attacked them.

“The woman was picked up and rushed to the hospital by FRSC officials and she was delivered of her baby through surgery.

“Soldiers intervened and stopped the mob from killing the suspects. The soldiers contacted the police and handed over the suspects to them. They are currently in an undisclosed hospital.”

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