A six-year-old pupil killed in Ondo by a commercial driver


A six-year-old pupil killed in Ondo by a commercial driver

Tragedy occurred on Wednesday after the death of a six-year-old boy who was struck by a commercial driver at Ikaram Akoko in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State.

It was gathered that an Abuja-Lagos bound Siena commercial bus belonging to Ever Ready Transport company with registration Edo 835 BEN, which was on high speed while transiting through the community, knocked down the victim identified as Sunday Promise.

According to eyewitnesses, Promise, a pupil of Muslim Primary School, Ikaram-Akoko died instantly while the driver of the bus drove away.

It, however, took the spirited effort of residents who gave the hit and run driver a hot chase before he was caught at Ministry area of Agbaluku, Arigidi-Akoko a distance of about 15 kilometres from the accident scene at Ikaram-Akoko.

A six-year-old pupil killed in Ondo by a commercial driver

A six-year-old pupil killed in Ondo by a commercial driver

The driver was subsequently handed over to the police with the vehicle impounded at the police station.

Confirming the incident, the Divisional Police Officer, Oke-Agbe Akoko, Johnson Akintola, stated that the bus driver is currently in custody as he disclosed that investigation has commenced.

Also, in a telephone chat with the Ikare unit of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Yinka Akande, attributed the accident to overspeeding, particularly within the town as he cautioned motorists to always slow down whenever they are passing through residential areas.

While Alhaji Aminu, a community leader in the community, characterized the driver’s attempt to flee when the boy was hit as very unfair and heartless.

He called for the installation of speed breakers in all areas around schools to limit or prevent these hideous accidents in future.

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