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Vehicle runs into worshippers, kills three, injures others in Ogun


Three persons – two Muslim worshippers and a police officer, were on Friday killed and about a dozen of others injured when a truck carrying logs of wood  crashed into worshippers returning home after the Eid-El Kabir prayer in  Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.

The Nation gathered that  the driver of the truck lost control of his wheel, veered off his lane  and dashed into the pedestrians’ side, killing the two worshippers on the spot while others sustained various degrees of injuries.

The Nation learnt further that the incident touched off the ire of a mob who spared no time in bids to lynch the driver, but was rescued by Policemen from the Ijebu – Igbo Police Divisional Headquarters.

However, one of the policemen, identified as Joseph Adejuwon  who participated in the rescue operation for the driver, was not that lucky : the angry mob clubbed him to death.

An Operatives of the Federal Road Safety Corps(FRSC) who does not want to be identified by name said two pedestrians were killed on the spot.

“I learnt the crash occurred with  a truck overrunning two worshippers at Ijebu igbo and killed the two of then  on the  spot. I learnt  mob (gathered) and  became irate even preventing security operatives access to the scene and FRSC advised by the Divisional Police Officer  to stay away  pending the time the situation will be under  control,” he said.

Also, the Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who has  confirmed the incident to reporters, said officer that was killed was an orderly to a Divisional Police Officer.

Oyeyemi added that  the driver has been arrested.

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