A Dangote group truck crushed a motorcycle and killed the cyclist and his passenger in ilaro – ibese, yewa local government area in Ogun state the driver of the truck escaped from the mob who became angry after the incident and set the truck ablaze
The incident which happened on Friday, 18th of June caused a lengthy traffic congestion for hours after the angry mob blocked the road, the driver reportedly drove recklessly which caused the fatal accident, it took the intervention of the police and officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to calm the situation down
The Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to pressmen in Abeokuta on Saturday.
Mr Akinbiyi, quoting witnesses, said the truck driver drove recklessly, left his lane and faced the motorcycle, thereby hitting and killing both the rider and his passenger. An angry mob later set the Dangote truck on fire while the driver ran away. The case is being handled by the Dangote plant police post,” he said. The TRACE spokesperson added that the remains of one of the deceased had been deposited at Ilaro General Hospital morgue, while the other victim has been buried by the family members. He commiserated with the family of the dead victims, while admonishing truck drivers to resist the temptation of reckless and dangerous driving and give consideration to other road users.
In January, another Dangote truck crashed in Akungba-Akoko killing over 30 students of Adekunle Ajasin university
by : David Adeleye