The family of Sarah Ajesi, who was killed by a learner driver in Ondo State has cried for justice.

The family of Sarah Ajesi, who was killed by a learner driver in Ondo State has cried for justice.

The mother of three was knocked down by the female learner along Irese Road, Akure, the state capital on July 18, 2022.

Speaking with newsmen, the family, through their lawyer, Barrister, lbukun Fasanmi, said they are not pleased with the way the police command was handling the case, adding that the family wanted justice and the matter not swept under the carpet.

The lawyer said the deceased husband, Bolarinwa Ajesi, who was equally seriously injured during the accident, was hospitalised and later discharged.

He confirmed that though the two persons in the vehicle have been arrested, the owner of the car has not been apprehended.

Barrister Fasanmi, in a petition to the state police Commissioner, Oyeyemi Oyediran, said that her gruesome death was caused by “persons learning how to drive vehicle without legitimate driving permit while using the white Sienna vehicle of Okeke Ugochuckwu Udoka registered as a commercial vehicle with number RBC 867 XD”

“It also caused bodily harm to Bolarinwa Ajesi having recklessly and unlawfully used the road without lawful authorization with a Sienna bus contrary to road traffic act,

“The gruesome murder of Late Mrs. Sarah Ajesi by the trio of Okeke Ugochuckwu Udoka; Mr. Wale and his woman-friend is most unfortunate and calls for dispassionate investigation and prosecution, to say the least.

“By a letter dated 26th July, 2022, we have called on the Commissioner of Police Ondo State to wade into the matter with a view to reviewing all the noticed lapses delaying the proper investigation and prosecution of the matter. The corpse is still in the morgue without justice.

“It is understood that Mr and Mrs Ajesi had gone to work and on their way back around 4pm on the 18th day of July, 2022 were recklessly knocked down by a vehicle registered as a commercial van with number plate RBC 867 XD in the most dangerous manner that anyone could imagine.”

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