NYSC members serving in Akure, Ondo State, were thrown into mourning with many weeping uncontrollably as a reckless driver identified as Olaoluwa Fasemo hit and killed one of their own.
The unfortunate incident happened on Thursday as Olaniyan Tosin Michael, with call up number 0D/11C/0301, was on his way to the venue of the weekly Community Development Service.
Reports say that the driver of the vehicle who is said to be an employee of Coopcocoa Industry in Akure, was speeding when knocked down Olaniyan, who was crossing the road to the Akure South Local Government Secretariat at about 9 am.
The alarm raised by passers-by who witnessed the incident drew the attention of everybody to the scene.
Kemi Omilana, a corp member, said most of the corps members who were at the council secretariat rushed to the scene and discovered that one of them was lying helplessly on his own blood.
Olaniyan was then rushed to the state Hospital in Akure. He was referred to the Federal Medical Centre FMC in Owo apparently due to the severity of his condition.
The Corper sadly died that same night she was rushed to FMC Owo.
Mrs. Christy Olatoye, the Ondo State NYSC spokesperson, confirmed the unfortunate incident to newsmen, describing the death of the corps member as a rude shock to the agency.
The NYSC spokesperson added that family of the late Olaniyan had being informed of his death.
The deceased was posted to Goodnews Grammer School, .Fadeyi Street, Osinle Akure for her primary assignment.
Police Image Makere Adeniran Aremu confirmed the incident
Aremu said that the driver had been arrested while his vehicle had also been impounded.
He added that the suspect will soon be charged to court