SHOCKING: Hoodlums Set Five Trucks Ablaze As One Person Confirmed Dead In Edo Road Crash

Published 3 years ago by: Victor A. Ofoma
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at 06:33 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)

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An unidentified man has been reported dead after been crushed to death as a Mercedes Benz car coming ‎from Lagos collided with a stationary truck on the Benin-Lagos expressway, in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.

According to reports, the accident which occurred at about 9:30am on Sunday, saw the driver, simply identified as Iyare, driving apparently from the Lagos axis of the road when h‎e suddenly lost control drove the car into the rear of the articulated truck parked on a grass verge.

The victim was said to have been rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, UBTH, Ugbowo, where he was confirmed dead.

However, reports say the truck belonged to the Seven Up Bottling Company. It was reportedly stationed opposite the scene of the fatal accident.

Meanwhile, some residents of the area said that the driver may have been under a hot pursuit by customs officials, as the C class station wagon had no number plates and look quite new.

According to one of the residents, “The vehicle looked like it was coming from Lagos and was being chased by customs officials before it suddenly crashed into the truck. But the truck was not moving before the collision occurred.

“Imagine the impact of the accident. I don’t think he would have survived.‎”

But it was gathered that some youths ‎ who were said to have been bothered by the development, blamed the accident on the parking of the company’s vehicles on both sides of the road and consequently set five of the trucks ablaze.

They were said to have headed for the company premises but fled the scene, following the intervention of the police.

At the scene of the accident, ‎some police officers and officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, tried as much as possible to ensure free vehicular movement.

Smoke also billowed from one of the burnt trucks, while the smell of charred bottles ‎pervaded the air.

A senior police officer, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said no sooner had the driver been taken to UBTH than the youths, suspected to be hoodlums, set some trucks on fire.

The police source said, “As they (youths) brought him out ‎and discovered that he was dead, some took him to hospital. And the next thing was that they besieged the company and set the (company’s) property on fire.

“It took our intervention to prevent them from entering the factory.”

‎Mr. Ameen Adewale, the Toll Gate Unit Commander of the FRSC, confirming the incident, said the remains of the driver has been deposited in the mortuary, while efforts were being made to remove the damaged vehicle.

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xsucces at 06:35 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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May his soul rest in peace
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sugarwealth at 06:40 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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May his soul rest in peace. This hoodlums setting the truck on fire, it's not going to bring back the dead. Some people sef na wa oo
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sugarwealth at 06:42 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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The driver suddenly lost control, how can he just suddenly loose control? When they tell them to always make sure their truck is in good condition they will not listen..
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gogoman at 06:47 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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RIP
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temi_1 at 06:49 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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Omg what is this
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kp45 at 06:54 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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RIP
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SOGaiya at 07:14 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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All ar to b blame Rip 2d death
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paulohking at 08:49 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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.
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Novic at 09:12 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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They must be stupid. those that means they should burn dwn those truck.
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Novic at 09:16 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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we really have problem in this country. what are they going to gain in burning dwn those truck. if una people father get those wil you allow to be burn. they should arrest this stupid people.
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Novic at 09:18 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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this is great loss to those company that has those truck.
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Novic at 09:20 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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Rip to the death. he is the one that kill himself.
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Novic at 09:23 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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they always tell everyone to becareful when they are driving. There are many caution on the road that limit your speed
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dickieponga at 09:41 PM, 8/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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Dey need to arrest d custom officers, wetin dem dey do on dat road..?
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sarah555 at 01:51 AM, 9/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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RIP man
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virgineve at 07:09 AM, 9/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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Reckless drivers, always thinking the road is all theirs. RIP to the dead
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winace at 07:21 PM, 9/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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Two way parking is very wrong. May d guy rest in peace. Amen
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okatee at 09:27 AM, 13/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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mehn, dose youth dey vex oo, dem no dey take shit o
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okatee at 09:30 AM, 13/11/2015 (3 years ago)
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na d man do himself, if to say e wait mak d custom officer check am, dis tyn 4 no happen
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