Angry mob on Saturday, set two trucks belonging to Dangote on fire, after crushing six people to death in Ogun State.
The trucks said to be loaded with bags of cement, were involved in a fatal accident, during which it crushed the victims.
It was gathered that the accident occurred around 12:20 pm at the old tollgate Ota, along the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway in the Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of the state.
Reports say the Dangote trucks were set ablaze by an angry mob, who mobilised to the scene of the accident.
Clement Oladele, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Sector Commander, Ogun Command, confirmed the incident.
Oladele explained that the multiple fatal crashes led to the death of six persons.
He said the crash involved two Dangote trucks conveying bags of cement; a space wagon and a Volkswagen passenger bus.
According to him, the mob protesting the incident set ablaze the two trucks suspected to have caused the fatal crash.
He said: “The FRSC is still at the scene managing the incident and has contacted the Fire Service to extinguish the inferno to make rescue operations faster.
“Also sister security and emergency agencies have been informed to assist in curtailing the situation.”
Oladele, however, warned that the area the crash occurred, is known for frequent crashes.
The FRSC boss, who revealed that the area has claimed over 40 lives in the last five years, called on motorists, especially articulated vehicles, to drive cautiously whenever they are using that section of the corridor.
He advised passers-by to desist from resorting to self-help by wilfully destroying public properties, or accident vehicles, irrespective of the level of provocations.
”There are standard ways of reporting and handling grievances to appropriate law enforcement agencies,” he added.