A tragic accident involving a fully loaded truck with bags of cement belonging to the Dangote Group, Thursday, crushed to death an official of the Vehicle Inspection Office (VIO) and four others at Ilaro, in Yewa South Local Government of Ogun State.
The truck, which was said to have been loaded with cement from the company’s Ibese depot, was headed to its destination of delivery when at about 1.00pm, the driver lost control at the busy Sabo area of the town ramming into bystanders.
The VIO personnel, whose name could not be ascertained at the time of this report, was said to be on duty at the scene when he and others met their tragic end.
The incident sparked a mob action as the offending truck and another which arrived the scene, were set ablaze. Similarly, a police patrol team, which arrived the scene was almost lynched by the irate mob. Their patrol van was however, vandalized.
The remains of the victims have been deposited in a morgue.
Confirming the incident, the Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, “Five persons were crushed. The mob set ablaze the vehicle before our men could get there. The corpses have been deposited in the hospital mortuary”.