A truck conveying cows has been set ablaze by angry mob for killing a young boy, identified as Ayuba Raji, at Challenge junction in Saki, Oyo State.
It was gathered that the young boy was knocked down by the speeding truck which was moving out of the town on Monday evening.
A spokesman of Saki Town Development Association, Mr Adekunle Lawal, who confirmed the incident, urged the contractors handling the dualisation of the road in Saki to urgently do something about it.
He said: “Yesterday, Monday, 11th of January 2021, around 10pm, an accident occurred at Challenge junction which claimed the life of a boy, Ayuba Raji, a younger brother to popular Yoruba presenter and musician, Monsurat Raji.
“This young boy was riding a Boxer motorcycle and was hit by a truck transporting cows out of Saki.
“Angry mobs set the truck ablaze before SAKIFIRST got in touch with the Police to avoid more damages. Over speeding and careless driving are what we know those cattle transporters for.
“It is now the right time for us to lead the FRSC for training on driving rules, a step we took last year before COVID-19 palava stopped us.
“We commiserate with the family of the deceased, the contractors need to do something urgently too. This is the second accident in just 3 months.”
Spokesperson of the Oyo State Police Command, CSP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed the incident in a short message, noting that the boy died at the hospital while receiving treatment.
“It was an accident that occurred in Saki where a young boy who entered the road without recourse to an oncoming vehicle was hit. He was rushed to Baptist Hospital but later died while undergoing treatment.
“Angry mob in their usual manner set the truck ablaze with 25 cows.Investigation has commenced,” Faseyi said.