Lorry kills poly stu­dents in Osun

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Ab­dul-Hameed Olawale, Osogbo

There was pan­de­mo­nium in Ede, Osun State, at the weekend as a lorry which crushed a stu­dent of Federal Polytech­nic Ede, Tawakalitu Ak­in­toye, to death was set ablaze by stu­dents of the in­sti­tu­tion.

Our cor­re­spon­dent re­ports that a vi­o­lent protest erupted when stu­dents took the law into their hands and burnt down the lorry in­volved in the ac­ci­dent.

It was gath­ered that the lorry hit the mo­tor­cy­cle car­ry­ing late Tawakalitu, a 28-year-old HND1 Ac­count­ing stu­dent, to the school.

The state Po­lice Pub­lic Re­la­tions Of­fi­cer, DSP Fo­lasade Odoro, while con­firm­ing the in­ci­dent yes­ter­day said some mis­cre­ants at­tempted to hi­jack the in­ci­dent, adding that po­lice were on top of the sit­u­a­tion.

“There was a fa­tal ac­ci­dent along the polytech­nic road in Ede and a team from the Mo­tor Trafic Depart­ment ar­rived the scene on time but the stu­dents dis­al­lowed them from per­form­ing their du­ties as a re­sult of which a pa­trol team was dis­patched there. The team paci­fied the stu­dents to re­main calm, but un­for­tu­nately, a group at­tacked the po­lice­men and in­jured one of them on the head,” he said.

The PPRO also con­firmed the ar­rest of two per­sons over the in­ci­dent and urged people of the town to go about their nor­mal businesses as nor­malcy has re­turned.

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