Mob sets truck ablaze as it crushes okada rider to death in Ogun

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Mob sets truck ablaze as it crushes okada rider to death in Ogun

James Ogunnaike

Pandemonium broke out in Ijebu Ode, Ijebu Ode Local Government Area of Ogun State as an angry mob on Saturday set ablaze a refinery truck whose driver recklessly crushed an okada rider to death around old Ibadan road in Ijebu Ode area of Ogun.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Public Relations Officer, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta.

Akinbiyi explained that the accident occurred around 8 am, saying that it was caused by excessive speeding on the part of the driver of the truck as he ran over a moving motorcycle.

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He noted that the accident involved three males; the motorcycle rider, the truck motor boy and driver.

Akinbiyi said: ” The truck was coming from Ago-Iwoye inbound Ijebu-Ode, when the driver, due to over speeding could not control the vehicle as it approached Ibadan road roundabout.

“It ran over the…



Source: Vanguard Newspaper