… Ibadan mob sets suspected motorcycle thieves ablaze***
The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Oyo State Command, has confirmed the death of one person and four others injured in an accident involving an 18-seater bus and a motorcycle in Ibadan.
DCC Benedict Effanga, the Head of Disaster Management Unit, NSCDC, Oyo State Command, confirmed the incident in a statement on Thursday in Ibadan.
An 18-seater bus allegedly skipped its lane and rammed into four motorcycles and a Camry car on the other lane at about 4:44 p.m. on Bodija road, Ibadan on Wednesday.
“A distress call was put through to the Unit desk at the State Headquarters, Agodi, Ibadan on Wednesday, to report a road accident that involved the commuter bus and the other vehicles.
“The commuter bus skid off its lane to the other lane where it rammed into 4 motorcycles moving in the opposite direction and brushed another Camry car on the side,” Effanga said.
Effanga said that a preliminary investigation by the NSCDC revealed that the cause of the accident was brake failure.
He said that the bus was damaged along with the Camry car while the motorcycles were crushed.
He said that the corpse had been taken off the road while the free flow of traffic was immediately restored by the NSCDC officials after a brief gridlock.
In the meantime, an Ibadan mob set two men ablaze on Thursday for attempting to snatch a commercial motorcycle from the rider.
An eyewitness told the newsmen that a third member of the gang escaped.
He said the suspects stole a motorcycle in the area Tuesday after killing its rider.
He added that they were chased to the point at which they were set ablaze after fleeing from the point at which they snatched the bike.
Police spokesperson in Oyo State, DSP Adewale Osifeso, said investigations into the matter had started.