A mini bus was set ablaze by some angry youths after the driver allegedly killed a commercial motorcyclist in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The accident occurred around 7 am on Wednesday, November 4, along the Idi-Ape inwards Iwo road axis.
According to an eyewitness, the bus driver was initially driving on a particular lane before swerving to the other side of the road as a result of brake failure and hit the deceased. He immediately fled after the incident.
“The youths who were angered by the incident, later set the bus carrying palm oil ablaze after the driver had taken to his heels,’’ the witness said.
The Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Mrs. Uche Chukwurahin the state, confirmed the incident said that the accident involved a bus, a car, and a motorcycle.
She disclosed that eight people were involved in the accidents, out of whom only the motorcyclist died, with none sustaining an injury.
The sector commander said that the accident could have been caused by brake failure, adding that this prompted the angry youths in the area to set the bus ablaze.
Also confirming the incident, the FastTrack Emergency Rescue Operations Team (FERO) of the Oyo State Road Transport Management Authority (OYRTMA), said the remains of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue, adding that “hoodlums within the area looted contents of the mini bus shortly before setting it ablaze.”