A commercial vehicle driver was set ablaze by a mob of protesters for killing a motorcycle rider in the Ikorodu area of Lagos state.
The incident, which was reported to have happened on Saturday night around Lagos State Polytechnic Campus in Ikorodu occurred because the driver’s vehicle developed a fault and he tried to navigate the Oke-Gbegun hill in the area when it rammed into the motorcyclist.
The remains of the motorcyclist, who is yet to be identified was then evacuated by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps.
Confirming the incident, spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Nosa Okunbor, said, “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was revealed that a 14-passenger commuter bus suffered mechanical failure (brake failure) while trying to navigate the Oke-Gbegun hill and subsequently rammed into a commercial motorcycle, thereby killing the rider in the process.
“The commodity has been taken away by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corp before the arrival of the LASEMA Response Team while the ill-fated bus was set on fire by angry hoodlums.
“The LASEMA Response Team was advised to leave the scene as a result of security challenge.”