October 2nd, 2015 – Fatal Accident: Petrol Tanker Driver Ran Over, Crushed Conductor To Death By Mistake In Kirikiri Lagos
Chaos broke out at the Kirikiri area of Lagos as Petrol Tanker drivers engage armed personnel of the Nigerian Navy in a brawl following the death of the conductor of a tanker.
Witnesses told Crime Watch Today that the incident, which occurred in the early hours of yesterday, started when naval personnel deployed to ensure free flow of traffic at the Kirikiri area wanted to prevent a loaded petrol tanker from causing obstruction on the bridge
It was gathered that while the driver was trying to remove the ‘no parking’ zone, in panic, he mistakenly ran over his conductor who fell off the vehicle without his knowledge.
The tanker driver who was identified as Ibrahim Salami has been detained at the Agboju Police Station in the Amuwo Odofin area of the metropolis, while the body of the deceased conductor, identified as Abbas Kasali, has been deposited at the morgue of the Nigerian Navy Reference Hospital, Navy Town, Ojo.