Dangote truck kills VIO official, 4 others in Ogun

A Dangote truck fully loaded with bags of cement on Thursday crushed to death an official of the Vehicle Inspection Office and four others at Ilaro, in Yewa South Local Government of Ogun State.

The truck was said to have been loaded with cement from the company’s Ibese depot, and was headed to its destination of delivery when at about 1.00pm, the driver lost control at the busy Sabo area of the town ramming into bystanders.

The Vehicle Inspection Officer, whose name could not be ascertained at the time of this report, was said to be on duty at the scene when he and others met their untimely death.

There was mob action following the incident. The offending truck and another which arrived the scene, were set ablaze. Similarly, police who arrived the scene were almost lynched by the mob. The police patrol van was vandalised.

The remains of the victims have been deposited in a morgue.

When contacted, the Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, confirmed the story.

“Five persons were crushed,” he said. “The mob set ablaze the vehicle before our men could get there. The corpses have been deposited in the hospital mortuary.”


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  • Total

    Dangote’s truck drivers need to go for mental tests. They are very reckless and careless. I have had encounters with them and I can tell you something is wrong with the code of conduct of the drivers. Mr Dangote and his management team must be held responsible for this act of irresponsibility. Go round the country and count the number of Dangote trucks involved in accident and abandoned at the sites. It is like a ritual and I heard a rumour that the drivers get compensated for truck accidents. Relevant agencies need to rise up to their responsibility and act fast against Dangote’s companies drivers.