Connect with us

News

Angry Mob Sets Dangote Truck Ablaze For Crushing Okada Rider, Passenger To Death In Ogun

AutoJosh

Published

on

Angry Mob Sets Dangote Truck Ablaze For Crushing Okada Rider, Passenger To Death In Ogun - autojosh

Angry mob sets Dangote truck ablaze after crushing okada rider, passenger to death in Ogun, driver of the truck narrowly escaped being lynched.

Angry Mob Sets Dangote Truck Ablaze For Crushing Okada Rider, Passenger To Death In Ogun - autojosh

An angry mob set a truck belonging to the Dangote Group ablaze after crushing two people to death on Friday evening along Dangote-Ibeshe road in Yewa North Local Government area of Ogun.

According to reports, the deceased were on a motorcycle, heading from Igbogila to Ilaro, when the incident happened. The driver of the truck narrowly escaped being lynched.





A source told newsmen that the driver of the Dangote truck swerved off his lane, having a head-on collision with the oncoming motorcycle, otherwise known as okada.

“The two men – rider and passenger, died on the spot,” the source said.

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) confirmed the incident on Saturday.

TRACE spokesman, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said :

“According to eyewitness accounts, the Dangote truck driver engaged in reckless driving. He left its lane to face the motorcyclist and the pillion passenger at his back in the other lane and crushed them to death.

“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.”

Akinbiyi added that one of the dead victims’ bodies had been deposited at Ilaro General Hospital morgue, while the other victim had been buried by the family.









Autojosh.com is an authoritative car blog in Nigeria. Its objective is to get Nigerians and a wider audience to be more informed about automobiles, the automotive sector, and transport infrastructure. Over the years, we have been instrumental in creating immeasurable public awareness about automobiles and their maintenance, safety, and traffic laws, amongst others. ...Your mobility, our priority. TA

Advertisement
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Trending