A truck belonging to Dangote Cement ran over its conductor smashing his head open. The incident occurred on the Lekki-Epe Expressway last Wednesday around 10.30 am. The driver of the truck, Ajani Yekini, was said to have been unaware that his conductor was sleeping under the vehicle. He had jumped into the truck and driven off smashing the conductor, Mojeed Jubril’s head. Policemen from the Elemoro division were on hand to take the corpse to the Mainland General Hospital morgue in Yaba for autopsy.
Confirming the incident, a senior official of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Azubuike Onyemeh, said the driver had been alerted by the cry of the conductor but had been too late by the time he brought the truck to a halt.
“The truck was left overnight at the spot by the driver. The conductor decided to sleep under it. By Wednesday morning, the driver, who was not aware that the man was sleeping there, just drove off. It was the cry of the man that caught his attention, but by then, it was too late, as the vehicle had run over him.”
The police spokesperson, Dolapo Badmos, said Yekini has been arrested.
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