Angry mob burns Dangote truck for killing Okada rider in Ogun state


An angry mob on Saturday set ablaze a Dangote truck for killing one motorcyclist and injuring three others.

The incident happened around 8 am on the old Ibadan Roundabout Road , Ago- Iwoye , in the Ijebu- North Local Government Area of Ogun State.

The accident involved a Dangote truck and a motorcycle .

The Public Relations Officer of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps , Babatunde Akinbiyi , confirmed the incident .

Akinbiyi said it occurred as a result of over speeding by the truck driver. He said the truck driver lost control and ran over a moving motorcycle , killing the rider and injuring three others.

Irked by the incident, an angry mob besieged the road and set ablaze the truck while the driver was reportedly beaten to a pulp.

The driver was later rescued by officers of TRACE , Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps , Federal Road Safety Corps and the police .

Akinbiyi , in a statement , explained that the Dangote truck driver was coming from Ago- Iwoye inward Ijebu- Ode when the incident happened .

He said , “ The driver, due to overspeeding , could not control the vehicle as it approached Ibadan Roundabout and collided with a motorcycle rider who was trying to negotiate the roundabout at the time .

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“ The driver of the Dangote truck was later apprehended after making attempts to run away and was beaten to a pulp by the angry mob which also set the truck on fire.

“ But for the intervention of men of TRACE , police , NSCDC and the FRSC , the driver would have been killed and the truck would have been completely burnt down .

The driver and the motor boy have been arrested and taken to Igbeba Motor Traffic Division, Ijebu-Ode . ’’

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He urged motorists to properly maintain their vehicles and avoid speeding especially when approaching a bend or roundabout.

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