The Osun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has confirmed the death of a yet-to-be-identified young man in a road accident.
A speeding Tipper according to reports, ran over the victim and crushed him to death along the Owode-Ede area of the state on Friday.
Naija News learnt that the pedestrian was attempting to cross the busy Gbongan-Osogbo road at Owode-Ede when he was hit by the incoming tipper.
The driver of the Tipper and his conductor reportedly fled the scene upon sighting a mob coming at them.
Eyewitnesses who spoke with Daily Post said the incident caused a traffic jam in the area as commuters gather to watch the gorry image of the victim.
Confirming the incident, the Osun State Sector Commander FRSC, Paul Okpe explained that the remains of the pedestrian had been deposited at a morgue by his men.
“There was an accident at Owode-Ede. A tipper driver ran into a pedestrian who attempted to cross the road. Our Emergency Team quickly rushed to the area and evacuated the body to a morgue in the State.
“We learnt that the tipper driver ran away. I think when he saw the crowd gathering, he thought they wanted to mob him and ran away with his conductor,” he said.
Officers of the Nigeria Police Force that were earlier kidnapped in Ogun State on Thursday have regained their freedom.
Naija News recalls that the officers were whisked away at broad daylight on Thursday at Wasinmi, in the Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state.
It was gathered that the kidnapped cops had just arrived in Ogun State from Zone 2, Onikan, Lagos State, for an investigation before they fall victim to the assailants.
The police spokesman in Ogun State, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who had insisted that only one policeman was among the three victims, revealed in a statement on Friday night that the kidnappers carried out the operation in military camouflage.
Speaking on the rescue operation, the police mouthpiece said the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, Lanre Bankole, had directed the command’s anti-kidnapping unit and other tactical squads to move into the area and join forces with Ewekoro Divisional Headquarters in rescuing the victims.
With what he called intensive pressure and aggressive trailing, Oyeyemi said that assailants faced pressure from the forces and eventually release their captives.
He said the victims had reunited with their families, adding that the Commissioner of Police had also directed that the kidnappers must be arrested and brought to book.