Dangote truck kills 3 along Lagos-Ibadan expressway

A truck driver for Dangote Group, Dairu Murtala, reportedly killed three yesterday, Tuesday at the Arepo end of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway, Ogun State.
According to The Punch, Murtala was said to be driving against the traffic when he crushed the victims, who were about to cross the expressway into the Arepo community.
It was learnt that the reckless driver did not even stop after the incident, as he continued driving.
He was chased by some motorcyclists to Magboro, a neighbouring community, where he was apprehended.
He was reportedly beaten to a pulp before the intervention of policemen from the Warewa division, who rescued him from the mob.
The remains of the deceased, who were said to be workers of a company in Arepo were carried away by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps.
The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, confirmed the incident.
He said, “The accident occurred at the Ibadan to Lagos route around 8am. The crash involved an ash coloured Dangote truck, with number plate DTF 118 XA. The truck driver hit three persons, all males, and killed them on the spot.
“The crash was caused by dangerous driving and route violation. The police apprehended the driver and towed away the truck, while an FRSC ambulance conveyed the corpses to the Sagamu Hospital mortuary.”
The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, also confirmed the incident, saying the driver had been arrested.

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