Three killed in Ogun as car plows into Eid-El Kabir prayer ground

Muslims praying. [Photo credit: Daily Trust]
Muslims praying. [Photo credit: Daily Trust]

Two people were killed Friday when a vehicle crashed into a large crowd of Muslim worshippers at the Eid-El Kabir prayer ground in Ijebu-Igbo, Ogun State.

A witness said the driver lost control of the car and plowed into the crowd leaving scores of other worshippers injured.

An angry mob descended on the driver, who was rescued by policemen at the venue.

One of the policemen, Joseph Adejuwon, was ironically mobbed to death as he fought to save the driver.

At the time of filing this report, the driver of the ill-fated vehicle had been arrested, while the injured were taken to hospital.

The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, told PREMIUM TIMES the killed policeman was an orderly to a divisional police officer.

Mr. Oyeyemi said investigation had commenced into the case.


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  • Sam

    Very sad. But more so to the mob who could not hold their anger especially on a day like this.

    • Sunny Omoragbon

      And killing the hapless policeman in the process. Sad indeed.

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  • Abdussalami Yaro

    It is unfortunate, indeed. At a holy day, like this, mob action should never have happened. May the jentle souls of the deceased rest in peace. They are “SHAHEED”.

  • galaxy

    It is unfortunate that people are more religious than godly!! Why can’t you allow God to fight for you when this happened than killing another person on a day like this? You fight for you god right? what a godless country that believes in rituals and routines than being godly.

    • Kayode

      I agree absolutely. Religion has been turned to rituals and routine. I’m struggling to tell my mind not to believe that the unhurt people among those kneeling to pray after the truck lost control are the same mob that killed the policeman on a supposedly holy ground otherwise where did the mob come from? We are indeed not godly people and my last sentence refers to no specific religion but the people as a whole.

      • 0tile

        Kay my brother, you are right. You don’t need to mention the barbaric religion you are talking about. If you name them they call it hate speech. We understand — the Holy Book on the left hand, dagger on the right seeking whom to stab, we know them.

  • Bright Ezeh

    WOW!!! Sorry my Muslims brothers and sisters please be strong

  • Bright Ezeh

    Killing the lnnocent Police officer is unfair, nigerians should mature

  • Intrepid

    Bow down to BAAL!

    • Pat

      Who else is an agent of Baal if not someone like you that always look for avenue to start religion war. If you’re not evil, there is no evil elsewhere.

      • 0tile

        Patrick, don’t say that. Remember that Islamic jamborees of this nature always cost blood, already 7 Nigerian lives are lost in the Arabian desert in a big jamboree going on right now. Whom do you blame man or Devil?

  • Pat

    May God comfort and strengthen the family of the dead policeman and accelerate the healing of the injured people in Jesus name. May God restore law and order into Nigeria.

    • Pat

      May God grant the families of the dead worshipers the fortitude to bear the loss. What a sad news.

    • 0tile

      It is sad indeed that a gallant policeman was lynched of an unfortunate accident, May his soul rest peace.

  • 0tile

    Thank God the accident was not an Israel jet fighter accidentally crashing at the site of Kabba, Moslems would not believe it is an accident, even buhari himself would take part in the lynching. May God receive the soul of the gallant policeman. He should be declared a National hero.

    • salihu hammawa

      Nothing on earth that will fly over Kaba talk less of attacking it. Kaba is protected by Allah the exalted that’s why there is no airport in makkah