Sunday 19 May 2024

Angry residents set Osun poly students ablaze after car killed four in Ode Omu

Tragedy struck at Ode-Omu on Saturday morning as a car whose occupants were said to be students of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, rammed into a motorcycle, killing four persons, including the bike man.

The motorcycle, according to an eyewitness, was conveying a woman simply identified as Cecilia and her three children to Oogi town after a night vigil when the incident happened early in the morning around Obada market, Ode-Omu.

The eyewitness said the bike man, the mother and two of her children died instantly with only the youngest child surviving.

Angry by the incidents, some residents who saw what happened chased after the occupants of the car who tried to run away and caught two of them while one person reportedly escaped.

The residents reportedly set those caught on fire but they were said to have been rescued by the police.

Confirming the incident, the Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Mrs Yemisi Opalola, said police officers were able to rescue those set on fire on time.

She added that nomalcy has returned to the area with those set on fire taken to an hospital in Osogbo where they are currently receiving treatment

She said; “There was a fatal accident involving a motor and motorcycle in Obada Road, Odeomu. The burnt vehicle registration number is BDG 481JD(Lagos).

“The driver escaped immediately after the accident happened. After much appealing to the angry mob they set ablaze the remaining two occupants of the vehicle.

“The police were able to quench the fire, rescue the occupants and transfer them to a hospital in Osogbo Normalcy has returned to the area.”

News credit: Osun Defender

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