By Ajibola Abayomi,
December 11, 2017
Members of the Maritime Workers Union of Nigeria were thrown into mourning weekend as a container truck crushed one of their colleagues.
Simply identified as Comrade ThankGod Ojomah, with Micura Stevedoring Services Limited, the diseased died while attempting to cross the dilapidated Apapa Oshodi Expressway by Warehouse bus stop Lagos.
The late Ojomah, it was gathered, was until his demise a unit auditor of the MWUN.
An eye witness told Business and Maritime West Africa that the accident occurred at about 10.15am on Friday.
It was gathered that the vehicle was on reverse mode when security officials attempted to impound it for allegedly violating the law.
He noted that the truck driver and his assistant took to their heels after confirming the death of the dockworker.
When contacted, president general of MWUN, Comrade Adewale Adeyanju, told Business and Maritime West Africa that the Union will write officially to Sifax Group about the death of their member. Adeyanju said the remains of the late dockworker has been deposited in a mortuary in Lagos.
He said that the accident occurred as a result of the recklessness of the driver who he alleged was driving against the traffic.
The President General disclosed that the late dockworker was on his way to his duty post that morning when he was crushed to death by the truck.
Expressing grief over the death of his member, he maintained that late ThankGod was a promising and dedicated worker that was loved by all.
Spokesman of Sifax Group, Mr. Akande Muyiwa, could not be reached as he failed to answer repeated telephone calls to his number.