Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
A straying 15-month-old baby, who crawled into the belly of a car unnoticed has been crushed to death by the driver of the car.
The baby was said to have crawled out of her mother’s Point of Sales (PoS) kiosk without the knowledge of the busy mother.
The incident occurred on Monday evening along the DLA Road, Asaba, Delta State.
Witnesses said the car, a Mercedes Benz, was driven by two young boys, and were not aware when the baby crawled under their car.
“The child’s mother operates a PoS shop along the DLA Road, and did not know when the child crawled to the road.
“The child was killed about 30 metres away from the mother’s stand.
“The car splashed the child’s brain along the road. It was a horrible sight,” a witness lamented.
Meanwhile, the State Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident, said the driver has been arrested and in custody.
Describing it as an accident, Edafe said the driver wanted to drive into a compound after opening the gate, unknown to him that the child had crawled under the vehicle and he ran the child over.
According to him, the kiosk of the baby’s mother was near the gate of the compound.