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Truck crushes soldier to death in Lagos

A truck accident

A logistics company truck on Tuesday ran over and killed a soldier at Orile bus stop, in the Iganmu area of Lagos.

It was gathered that the incident occured when the driver reportedly tried to evade extortioners, who solicit money from commercial bus drivers at the Orile segment of the Badagry expressway.

Daily Trust reports that the driver recklessly drove away from the accident scene, prompting other soldiers who witnessed the incident to chase the fleeing truck.

The soldiers eventually caught up with the truck at the Mile 2 bus stop, although the conductor escaped.

An eyewitness, a vulcanizer said the soldier was riding his motorcycle when the truck hit him and killed him instantly.

Another witness, a trader at Orile, Shola James, said the soldiers brought the truck and its driver back to Orile.

“The truck’s back tyre crushed the soldier’s head. I couldn’t bear to look at the body again,” she said.

Speaking on the incident, the Lagos State Police RO, Benjamin Hundeyin, said the truck driver and truck are yet to be handed over to the police.

According to him, the soldiers took both the truck and driver with the soldier’s body, back to their barracks despite the Orile Police Station DPO and his team visiting the scene.

Hundeyin said: “After the incident, the DPO of Orile Police Station and his men visited the scene and saw the soldier’s body. The soldiers returned with the truck and driver but took them and the soldier’s body back to their barracks.”



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