A trailer on Thursday crushed a man to death in Ilorin, the Kwara State capital.
The victim was simply identified as Usman Salakani.
The incident occurred at about 10.15 a.m around the Post Office area of the state capital.
Spokesman of the Kwara State Command of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Babawale Afolabi, confirmed the incident.
He said the victim, also a driver, was crushed while trying to get money from the driver of the truck.
According to his account, “the incident occurred in the Post Office area around 10.15 hours on Thursday.
“The victim was reported to also be a driver and was trying to collect money from the truck driver when his foot slipped off and was subsequently crushed to death by the rear tire of the truck,” he added.
Babawale said the NSCDC’s crisis management department and Kwara State Transport Management Authority, KWATMA, later evacuated the remains of the victim from the scene of the accident.
Reports that the driver of the truck, who escaped from the scene of the accident, was trailed to Tanke area of Ilorin, where he was almost lynched.
The Police have taken over the matter.
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