mob of protesters has reportedly set a commercial vehicle on fire, accusing its driver of killing an Okada rider in the Ikorodu area of Lagos State.
The incident , it was gathered, happened on Saturday night around the Lagos State Polytechnic Campus in Ikorodu.
The 14 – seater passenger bus was said to have developed a mechanical fault while the driver tried to navigate the Oke – Gbegun hill in the area when it rammed into the motorcyclist.
The PUNCH learnt that the remains of the yet – to- be- identified motorcyclist have been evacuated by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps .
Spokesperson of the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency , Nosa Okunbor , who confirmed the incident , said , “Upon arrival at the scene of the incident, it was revealed that a 14 – passenger commuter bus suffered mechanical failure ( brake failure ) while trying to navigate the Oke – Gbegun hill and subsequently rammed into a commercial motorcycle , thereby killing the rider in the process .
“The commodity has been taken away by officials of the Federal Road Safety Corp before the arrival of the LASEMA Response Team while the ill – fated bus was set on fire by angry hoodlums .
“The LASEMA Response Team was advised to leave the scene as a result of security challenge . ”