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Truck Crushed Man To Death Over Extortion In ilorin

By Jubril Omotosho, Adebayo Islamiyat, Korede Adebayo, Alabi Jamiiu.

An articulated vehicle known as trailer on Thursday crushed one Usman Salakani to death when trying to extort money from the truck driver, the tradegy incident occured at Post Office area of llorin, the Kwara State capital.

Confirming the incident to newsmen, the spokeperson, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kwara Command, Babawale Zaid Afolabi said that the victim was trying to extort money from trailer driver.

“The incident occured at around 1015 hours on Thursday when the victim was reported to also be a driver and was trying to collect money from the truck’s driver when his foot slipped off and was subsequently fell down on the truck tyres and crushed to death by the rear tyre of the truck” Babawale disclosed.

Officers of the NSCDC crisis management deparent and Kwara State Transport Management Authority( KWATMA) later evacuated the remains of the victim from the scene of accident.

Speaking at the scene of the accident, a newspaper vendor at Post office junction, Mr. Yusuf Idris who is one of eyes witness said the victim was with him discussing politics.

According to him the deceased ran out running after a moving trailer but unfortunately his hands slipped and fell under truck tyers.

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Written by Issa Saliu

I am a journalist based in Ilorin

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