Dangote truck kills three pedestrians

FILE PHOTO: Dangote trailer
FILE PHOTO: Dangote trailer

A truck belonging to Dangote Cement Company on Tuesday caused the death of three persons, while driving against traffic along Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The Commander of the Traffic Compliance and Enlightenment Corps‎, TRACE, Seni Ogunyemi, who confirmed the accident to PREMIUM TIMES said the registration number of the truck is DTF 118XA.

He said the truck driver, who was driving on the wrong side of the road, rammed on pedestrians crossing the road at Arepo area, and killed three on the spot‎.

Mr. Ogunyemi said the driver has been arrested with the truck towed to a police station.

He said the corpses of victims have been deposited at the morgue of the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.

In a related development, the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, in Ogun State said it will deploy 770 of its personnel, as well as 25 patrol vehicles for the Easter Patrol operations across the state.

The Sector Commander, Clement Oladele, made this known in a statement. He said the Easter patrol will commence from April 13 to 18.

Mr. Oladele said the deployed officials comprise of 360 Regular Officers and Marshals and 410 Special Marshals.

Other logistics including ambulances and emergency toll lines will also be provided, he said.


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  • callistus u owuamanam

    Carelessness, of the driver, the road safety officers, and the police. Did anybody not see the truck driving against traffic, why was he not stopped? As we talk now vehicles, trucks are moving against the traffic, people see them and say nothing, without considering the dangers on the the persons on the road. So many lives are lost on the road in the country because of the indeference of the people and the ‘ I don’t care’ attittude of the the law enforcement officers. People break the laws, because they can bribe their way easily. If a driver who drives against traffic is given a three years mandatory prison sentence, no driver will drive against traffic again, peoples lives will no longer waste carelessly.

    • Otile

      For the deceased victims it doesn’t matter the plate number of the truck that ran them over.

    • persona

      We behave in this country as though deprivation(of every thing) is a much needed oxygen.
      Should people look on when wrongs are done? Should we wail after the deed has been done?
      This Dangote deaths are gradually looking like rituals. I don’t know how these killings will continue and not one is said to be facing prosecution.

  • Jon

    Dangote is lucky that the accident did not happen in the US and did not kill United States citizens. Dangote should have gone out of business following the law suit that would been instituted on his driver and his company. It should have been a bonanza for US attorneys.

    In Nigeria, the citizens do not know their rights. Attorneys in Nigeria may not even see this big bonanza either.