A boy identified as Ayuba Raji was on Monday, January 11, crushed to death by a truck carrying cows out of Saki a town in Oyo State.
This prompted angry youths in the area to set fire on the truck alongside the cows in it.
SaharaReporters reports that the incident happened at Challenge junction, along a road under construction in the town.
Kazeem Adeniyi, who resides in the town, on Tuesday, while chatting with reporters, blamed the accident on the ongoing road construction.
According to him, motorists are fond of wrong-way driving on the road, accounting for crashes in recent times.
Another resident of the town and advocate of Saki Town Development, Adekunle Lawal, popularly known as Saki First, condemned the contractors handling the Saki dual carriageway.
He blamed the handling of the project for many of the crashes occurring in the area.
“Yesterday, Monday, 11th of January, 2021, around 10pm, an accident occurred at Challenge junction which claimed the life of a boy, Ayuba Raji, who was the younger brother of a popular Yoruba presenter and musician, Monsurat Raji. The boy was riding a motorcycle when he was hit by a truck transporting cows out of Saki.
“An angry mob burnt the truck. It was late before Saki First (Lawal) could get in touch with the police to prevent more damage from being done.”
“Speeding and reckless driving are what we know those cow transporters for.”
“The contractors need to do something urgently too. That was the second accident in just three months.”