Truck crushes 3 to death in Ilorin

By Ahmed Ajikobi
Tragedy occurred in Oke- Oyi, Ilorin East Local Government Area of Kwara State on Saturday when a tipper truck crushed three occupants of a tricycle (Keke NAPEP) to death.
The accident according to sources occurred on the old Ilorin- Jebba road when the driver of the tricycle wanted to cross to a filling station to buy fuel without taking cognisance of the oncoming tipper truck.
It was gathered that the tipper truck lost control and consequently crushed the tricycle which led to the death of the three passengers.
Angry residents of Oke-Oyi, it was gathered set the tipper truck on fire to retaliate the death of the passengers of the tricycle.
The driver of the truck was reportedly beaten mercilessly before he was rescued by the policemen drafted to the scene of the accident.
The residents also barricaded the road and truck drivers plying the route had to divert to neighbouring Osin village to take cover.
The spokesman of the state police command, Okasanmi Ajayi confirmed the incident.
He said normalcy had been restored to the area by the policemen drafted there and warned residents against taking law into their hands.

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