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Crime & Punishment of Friday, 27 August 2021


Hit-and-run driver kills Ogun passenger, injures rider

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The driver of a Volvo truck has killed a motorcycle passenger in the Mile 2/Rounder area of Abeokuta, Ogun State.

Our correspondent gathered that there were three people on the motorcycle, with the number plate KNN 941 UY, on Thursday, when the incident occurred.

PUNCH Metro learnt that while the rider sustained serious injuries, the truck ran over one of the two passengers in the head region.

The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the affected passenger died on the spot.

He explained that a witness told TRACE officials that the truck driver drove recklessly, and mauled down the victim.

Akinbiyi said the corpse had been taken away by his relations.