Bride-to-be Killed by Truck in Lagos, Few Months to Her Wedding

A lady, identified as Immaculate Okochu, was on Wednesday, killed in Lagos State, when the bike she boarded was rammed into by a truck as she made her way to work.

It was gathered that the late Immaculate Okochu was scheduled to be married soon.

The incident took place at Badore Road in Ajah. The 24-year-old who had her introduction in March, was to have her white wedding in October, before Wednesday’s unfortunate incident.

Immaculate and her husband-to-be.

She was rushed to the hospital where she finally died, sources said.

Speaking to BBC Pidgin, Lucy Ibe, who was the deceased wedding planner, said that the news got to her when an anonymous person called her with Immaculate’s phone.

She said, “She (Immaculate) died yesterday (Wednesday) on the Badore Road. She was first taken to a hospital in the area, and from there, she was referred to the General Hospital, Marina. When I got to the hospital, she was still inside the boot of the vehicle that brought her receiving drip and she was not even attended to until she died.”

Immaculate’s sister, Magdalene, who took to her Facebook page to mourn the bride-to-be wrote, “I can’t just comprehend it, some hours ago you were sounding positive, you posted your goods on your timeline… Death why nah… Oh my Emife baby sister pick your call…If only God could stop you from going to work today, you would not have been involved in that accident…God please wake her back…Oh what is life? Rest in peace my darling…It’s well.”

Another Facebook user, Odeja Oluchi said, “This is too much for me ooooo…God why take my sweet sister from another mother…Why Immaculate my love…We are already planning your wedding…God why, I can’t accept this…My heart is heavy…We still chatted yesterday…Why leave me like this…Who will call me big sis like you do…I don’t want to say goodbye now my Asa mu. Who will surprise me with lovely gift like you do…You made sure I’m always ok…Always checking up on me…I can’t live with this news.”

Asimic Uka, who claimed to have attended the same school with the deceased, wrote on his Facebook page, “Tracking back the memories we both shared at our Ama Mata (alma mater) Ajeromi Ifelodun Senior High School Lagos…U were a personality worthy of emulation in every good virtue a woman stands for.

“U represented us pretty well as our then Asst. Head Girl…I remember each day I greet u as my senior, ur smiles and response make that very day a great one for me. Just 2months to ur Wedding Day and this hell of a bad news surfaced…I can’t question the Creator, but please do well to Rest @ His Bosom. U Rili Left Us Without Dropping A Word…Ur Personality is Neva Gonna Leave Us.”

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