ADEOLA AJAYI, EKITI
Tragedy strike 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 CMM.
“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 Bajaj motorcycle pillion rider (okada rider) who was trying to negotiate the roundabout at that time and killed him on the spot.
“The driver of the truck was later apprehended after making attempts to run away and was beaten to stupor by an angry mob who also set the truck on fire.
He explained that the body of the deceased had been deposited at the mortuary of Femtop Hospital, Ijebu-Ode.