Ogun truck driver in court for killing three

The Ogun State Police Command on Friday arraigned a hit-and-run truck driver, Olatoyosi Abiodun, before an Isabo Magistrate’s Court for allegedly killing three persons in Abeokuta, the state capital.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, SP Abimbola Oyeyemi, in a statement on Friday, said the victims were in their house beside the road in Enugada, when they were crushed to death.

Oyeyemi said the driver fled the scene immediately after seeing the crash.

He said the driver was later arrested and charged with six counts of dangerous driving, causing the death of three persons, causing damage to three other vehicles, among others.

The police spokesman said, “The driver, Olatoyosi Abiodun, who drove a Mack tanker with registration number, Lagos T 1532 LA, on March 24, 2023, lost control of the truck and rammed into a dwelling house after crushing three other vehicles and subsequently caused the death of three occupants of the house.

“The driver escaped from the scene, but was later traced to Ibadan, where he was arrested on March 27, 2023, and subsequently arraigned before the court on six counts.”

The PPRO, however, said the state Commissioner of Police, Frank Mba, had warned drivers, especially those driving articulated vehicles, to always ensure that their vehicles were roadworthy before putting them on the road.

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