An angry mob on Tuesday night set a truck ablaze for killing an Okada rider and the passenger the okada carried.
The Police in Ogun confirmed the death of the two persons in the accident involving a trailer and a motorcycle at Asero in Abeokuta on Tuesday night.
According to the police spokesperson, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the accident on Wednesday, the accident occurred at about 8:00 p.m on Tuesday February, 22, 2022.
Mr. Oyeyemi noted that an angry mob descended on the truck and set it ablaze, while the driver of the vehicle took to his heels.
“The incident occurred at about 8:00 p.m. The command learnt a trailer crushed two people travelling on an Okada at the More Junction in Abeokuta. The mob we heard later set the trailer ablaze. We are already investigating the incident,” he said.
Mr Oyeyemi explained that the deceased were taken to the State Hospital Ijaye morgue by officers of the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE).
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) gathered that the motorcyclist was trying to manoeuvre the junction in-between Asero and Car wash, when the accident occurred. (NAN)