Nigeria / Accidents and Losses!
An auto crash involving a white Mazda bus and a Mack truck in Ogun State has claimed the lives of at least ten persons, including a two-month-old baby and her mother on Thursday, 6th July at about 10.30a.m at Ibara village, on Abeokuta/Sagamu Expressway
The Mazda bus with registration number TRE 556 XA was coming from Sango, going toward Ijebu Ode and Ijebu Igbo before the accident. The bus had parked by the traffic corridor to allow one of the passengers, a female, ease herself when the truck rammed into it from behind.
The truck, with registration number LND 564 XP, dragged the bus along until it fell on the bus.
Four males, five females and a baby died in the accident, while five other persons sustained serious injuries.
Three of the dead victims were prospective students of Olabisi Onabanjo University, who were going to the school to process their admissions.
The baby who died, among other victims, was two months old and she died with her mother,” he said.
The driver of the truck loaded with granite caused the auto crash through reckless driving.
The driver of the truck who was responsible for the accident ran away.
Meanwhile, angry residents of Ikorodu, Lagos State, went berserk in the early hours of Sunday, lynching three suspected members of the notorious ritual cult, Badoo, in the Odogunyan area.
This is just as the police said over 100 persons suspected to be members of the cult had been arrested during raids on Bayeku, Ipakodo, Ibeshe and Odongunyan, among other communities in Ikorodu. The arrest followed The PUNCH’s report on the spate of killings by the cult that had murdered no fewer than 26 residents and injured several others within a year.
The casualties were recorded in 15 attacks from June 5, 2016 to June 28, 2017 and the story published on Friday, July 30.
The PUNCH Metro newspaper learnt that the residents, who had decided to keep vigils in securing themselves and their families, flagged down a Honda-Compact Recreational Vehicle with three occupants at about 2am on Sunday on Oduyebo Street, near Odogunyan bus stop.
It was gathered that a big stone and some quantities of diesel were found in the vehicle.
The vigilantes reportedly asked them where they were heading for and the reason for having the objects in the vehicle, especially the stone, which Badoo members usually used to smash heads of their victims.
It was said that when the occupants could not give convincing answers, the residents beat them up and eventually set them and the CRV ablaze.
A resident of the area, Olakunle Wahab, said the suspects confessed to being members of the cult before they were lynched.
He said, “The three persons were in a CRV without a number plate. They were stopped and asked where they were going to, but they could not give a satisfactory answer. A big stone was found in the vehicle. As they were being beaten up, they demanded to be handed over to the police.
Author: Tubonemi – Nigeria