A driver and his vehicle were set ablaze by an angry mob in Omi town in Ondo State New Year’s Eve.
According to reports, the driver was attacked after a fatal accident involving his bus and a motorbike along the Irele-Omi Road.
The motorbike rider and two of his passengers died in the accident which also injured several other passengers.
A few eyewitnesses’ account revealed that the motorbike rider attempted to pass a vehicle, but found the passageway too narrow, leading to a crash that killed him and two others on the spot. One witness said the rider was pinned to the spot while his two passengers were thrown into a nearby bush.
Angered by the accident, a mob of irate residents of Omi town, home of the victims, set upon the bus driver and beat him to death before setting him ablaze inside his bus.
Reports also revealed that policemen from Irele came to the scene and quietly left without helping the victims or rescuing the driver of the vehicles who was later killed by the mob.
Source: Sahara Reporters