Cattle-laden truck set ablaze by angry youths for killing boy

A truck loaded with cattle was reportedly set ablaze in Saki by angry mob for killing a boy named Ayuba Raji on Monday.

According to an eyewitness, Kazeem Adebiyi, the incident happened at Challenge junction, along the Saki Dual Lane Road.

The accident, he said, could be linked with speeding by the truck driver.

Adebiyi said due to the ongoing construction work on the road, motorists usually violate the one-way rule.

A resident of Saki, Mr Adekunle Lawal, urged the contractors handling the project to device a means to construct speed breakers in order to prevent motorists from overspeeding.

Lawal said, “Yesterday (Monday) around 10pm, an accident occurred at Challenge junction which claimed the life of our boy, Ayuba Raji. He was a younger brother to a popular Yoruba presenter and musician Monsurat Raji.

The young boy was riding a motorcycle when he was hit by a truck transporting cows out of the Saki.

“Angry mob sets the truck ablaze, it was latebefore we could get in touch with the police in order to avoid further damage.”

The Police Public Relations Officer, Oyo State Command, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said, “The accident occurred in Saki. The young boy who came to the road without recourse to incoming vehicle was hit in the process.

“He was rushed to the Baptist Hospital in the town but later died. Angry mob set the truck ablaze with 25 cows.”

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