A Driver Suspected to be an Internet Fraudster, has crushed four persons to death and injured others in Akure, Ondo State.
The Incident occurred in the Ijoka area of Akure on Monday morning, April 10, 2023.
According to eyewitnesses, the driver of the Toyota car was driving at a high speed while going through Ijo Mimo to the Sunday bus stop, Ijoka area of the town when his vehicle suddenly skidded off its lane and crushed the victims to death.
Some of the victims were on commercial motorcycles and they died immediately at the spot before they could be rushed to the hospital.
It was gathered that the driver was returning from Ijoka, where he had gone to see some of his friends when he lost control of the car and crashed into the victims.
Sympathizers who rushed to the scene the victims allegedly found some fetish items inside the vehicle, raising suspicion that the driver was a Yahoo Boy.
They were said to have been angered by what they saw in the car and descended on the driver, beating him to a point of comatose. They also set the car on fire, NaijaCover Learnt.
“The mob action was due to the driver’s attitude after the incident because he showed no sign of remorse and attempted to run away from the scene of the accident,” an eyewitness said.
However, men of the state police command who arrived at the scene, were able to rescue the driver from the mob and took the lifeless bodies of the victims to the morgue.