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Crime & Punishment of Tuesday, 9 November 2021


Mob sets car ablaze for killing two in Ondo crash, driver flees

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The Ondo State Police Command on Monday said it began an investigation into the road accident which occurred in the Ademulegun area of Ondo town, Ondo State.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami, said the accident, which happened on Saturday, claimed two lives while four other persons sustained injuries.

A Toyota Camry and a tricycle were said to be involved in the crash.PUNCH Metro gathered that residents went on the rampage as they set the car ablaze following the disappearance of the driver.

It was gathered that the car driver, who was allegedly reckless, swerved off his lane and hit the deceased in the tricycle.

A source said, “The driver jumped out of the car and ran away after the accident occurred. The escape of the driver infuriated residents who set the vehicle ablaze.”

The source said men of the Federal Road Safety Corps deposited the corpses in the morgue of a general hospital in Ondo, while the survivors were taken to a trauma centre for treatment.

The police spokesperson said the command had started trailing the fleeing driver.

Odunlami said, “We have begun to look for the driver and we will ensure we apprehend him while we continue with the investigation.”