Heartbreaking! See The UNILAG Ph.D Student Crushed To Death By A Train In Lagos (Photo)

The late Fatai Mutiu Abolade

A postdoctoral student at the University of Lagos identified as Fatai Mutiu Abolade was crushed by a train along Ikeja railway line on Monday morning, a report by Sahara Reporters has revealed. 

The incident happened at about 7:30 am while workers and traders alike were going about their day’s businesses. It was through the identity card found on him that people realized that he was studying Economics in UNILAG and had the matriculation number 119081228.

According to eyewitnesses, Mr. Abolade was on his phone, oblivious of his surrounding while he tried to cross the rail line.

It was gathered that the train was on full speed but on seeing the now dead Abolade, the driver kept honking and people around the railway were shouting to get Abolade’s attention but he was too distracted by his phone.

“He was looking into his phone and pressing it. The train was honking but he did not hear. People were also shouting, he just checking his phone. By the time he raised his head up, he was already hit by the railway. There was no how he could have survived it” one of the eyewitnesses said.

While some said he had earphones on, others said he was checking his phone but had no earphone plugged into his ears.

Strangely, his phone was stolen immediately the accident happened. Sympathizers who wanted to check his phone contact so they can notify his relatives could not find his phone.

A Lagos State Ambulance came around but did not carry the corpse, insisting that the police had to issue a report before the remains can be removed.

Other Lagos state security officials were at the scene.


  1. John kosi1 week agoReply

    It is a pity, May his soul rest in peace.

  2. Ekikere Ekpe1 week agoReply

    This is so painful, though I don’t know him but I can feel the pains! May his soul rest in peace and I pray may the good lord grant his family the fortitude to bear the loss

  3. Derick T H1 week agoReply

    Eyaa! Sorry and my condolence to his family members…. nawa oooo

  4. Sunday Oyewole1 week agoReply

    This is so sad. May his gentle soul rest in perfect peace

  5. adeoye kazeem1 week agoReply

    Too much addiction on phone alone the way is bad.may him soul rest in peace

  6. Samuel Olawale1 week agoReply

    Death didn’t come at the right time. may his soul rest in perfect peace

  7. Vaechezona1 week agoReply

    Send this to you soon and as the most first of the all star of game and

  8. Zoey947 days agoReply

    This is a really great post given by the platform

  9. samawo104 days agoReply

    Sorry and my condolence to his family members…. nawa o

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