Traffic offence, Nigeria road safety officials kill driver, injure others

The Oyo State sector command have killed a driver and  four others for an alleged violation of traffic rule.

The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) on Friday pursued a Micra taxi at Moniya area of Ibadan with its official Hilux van until both collided and fell inside a ditch killing the driver and four others.

In the accident, the road safety official Hikux with identification number 1139 (3) and the Micra car with registration number Lagos 831 DH were damaged beyond repair.

Road safety officials pursued Mr. Akeem Ibrahim, a Micra driver who refused to stop when flagged down by the officials until both had an accident a witness said.

However, different witnesses recounted how the officials pursued the taxi until both collided and fell into a ditch.

Witnesses say the Micra driver died on the spot while four passengers in the vehicle were evacuated and rushed to the hospital.

When contacted, the Oyo state sector command confirmed the incident but say nobody died.

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