Commercial driver crushes six-year-old pupil to death in Ondo

Commercial driver crushes six-year-old pupil to death in Ondo
A commercial driver hit and killed a six-year-old pupil at Ikaram Akoko in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State on Wednesday.

Reports say that an Abuja-Lagos bound Siena commercial bus belonging to Ever Ready Transport company with registration Edo 835 BEN; on high speed while transiting through the community, knocked down the victim identified as Sunday Promise.

According to eyewitnesses, Promise, a pupil of Muslim Primary School, Ikaram-Akoko died instantly while the driver of the bus drove away.

It, however, took the spirited effort of residents who gave the hit and run driver a hot chase; before they caught at Ministry area of Agbaluku, Arigidi-Akoko a distance of about 15 kilometres from the accident scene at Ikaram-Akoko.

They handed the driver subsequently handed over to the police with the vehicle impounded at the police station.

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Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer, Oke-Agbe Akoko, Johnson Akintola; stated that the bus driver is currently in custody as he disclosed that investigation has commenced.

Also, in a telephone chat with the Ikare unit of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Yinka Akande, attributed the accident to overspeeding; particularly within the town.

He cautioned motorists to always slow down whenever they are passing through residential areas.

Meanwhile, a community leader in the community leader; Alhaji Aminu described the attempt by the driver to run away after hitting the boy as very wicked and heartless.

He appealed that speed breakers installed on all areas around schools; to reduce or eradicate such ugly incidents in future.

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