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Angry mob burns down truck laden with cattle for killing a boy


An angry band of youths, on Monday, set a truck lade with cattle on fire in Saki, a town in Oyo State, for killing one Ayuba Raji in a case of “reckless driving”, according to media sources.

It was gathered that the incident happened at Challenge junction, along a road under construction in the town.

SaharaReporters quoted one Mr Adekunle Lawal, a resident of the town and advocate of Saki Town Development, who condemned the contractors for poor handling of the Saki dual carriageway.


Lawal said: “Yesterday, Monday, 11th of January, 2021, around 10pm, an accident occurred at Challenge junction which claimed the life of a boy, Ayuba Raji, who was the younger brother of a popular Yoruba presenter and musician, Monsurat Raji.


“The boy was riding a motorcycle when he was hit by a truck transporting cows out of Saki. An angry mob burnt the truck.

“It was late before Saki First (Lawal) could get in touch with the police to prevent more damage from being done.

“Speeding and reckless driving are what we know those cow transporters for.

“It’s now the right time for us to ensure the Federal Road Safety Corps trains people properly on how to drive.

“We took the step last year but the COVID-19 pandemic prevented us from going ahead with it.

“We commiserate with the family of the deceased; the contractors need to do something urgently too. That was the second accident in just three months.”

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