Corps members serving in Akure, the Ondo state capital wept profusely when a reckless driver knocked down and killed one of them.
Saturday Vanguard gathered that the deceased, Olaniyan Tosin Michael with call up number 0D/11c/0301 was going for the weekly Community Development service CDSwhen he met his untimely death.
Eyewitness account said that the driver identified as Olaoluwa Fasemo, a staff of Coop Cocoa Industry in Akure was on speed when the deceased was crossing the road at about 9am on Thurday.
The deceased was said to be going to the Akure South Local Government Secretariat to collect some document required for his CDS.
An eyewitness account said that the noise of passers-by drew the attention of everybody to the scene.
A corp member, Kemi Omilana said most of the corps members who were at the council secretariat rushed to the scene and discovered that one of them was lying helplessly on his own blood. Omilana alledged that the driver after the ugly incident abandoned his vehicle in the middle of the road and ran away.
The deceased was rushed to the state Hospital in Akure but had to be referred to the Federal Medical Centre FMC in Owo for further treatment. It was however learnt that he died that same night.
Confirming the incident, the NYSC spokesperson in the state, Mrs. Christy Olatoye, described the news of the death of the corps member as a rude shock to the agency. Olatoye said the NYSC in the state had informed the family of the late Olaniyan.
The deceased was posted to Goodnews Grammer School, Fadeyi Street, Osinle Akure for his primary assignment.
Policeman Makere Adeniran Aremu confirmed the incident. Aremu said that the driver had been arrested while his vehicle had also been impounded.
He added that the suspect will soon be charged to court
- Reckless driver kills corps member in Ondo (vanguardngr.com)