Emeka Okoli, a Nigerian, his wife, and their two children were among the nine people murdered on January 29, 2023 at Ojuelegba Bridge in Lagos when a container-laden truck collided with a commercial bus.
Family members and coworkers earlier this month verified their identities.
A Facebook user sent a message of mourning for the victim, claiming that he was her cousin.
“I have been holding myself since yesterday to make this tears post, reason because I don’t want to believe this heart broken news in our families till we see my cousin and his family dead bodies. And finally today finally we confirm Emeka and his family are dead ,see them lying helplessly here at Mortuary In Yaba,” Oge Petra Okafor Nalue, wrote.
“Nigeria happened to us. Death did us dirty on Sunday at Ojuelegba lagos. Nnaa you went to church on Sunday with your family ,your wife prepared Sunday food that you guys will eat when you come back from church but life happens, death came and block your way from coming home alive. God we don’t need to question you ,but how I wish one person survived, it could have been better. Container loaded with goods decided to wipe away this lovely family. Rest in peace Bro and wify. Rest in people ifechukwu and chidobelu. God if it pleases you , we accept it by faith.”she added