The Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, has confirmed the death of a teacher in Ode-Omu, Osun State.
According to a statement by Adeleke Kehinde, the spokesperson of the Osun NSCDC, the teacher, identified as Okunola, was crushed to death by a driver, whose identity could not be immediately ascertained.
Adeleke said the driver was travelling in a car from Ibadan heading to Osogbo, the Osun State capital.
She said the deceased had reportedly gone to the market to buy cassava peels.
Adeleke added that while trying to board a motorcycle, a car suddenly ran into the market and hit the teacher, killing him on the spot, which led to violent reactions from the residents.
“The said car was coming from Ibadan to Osogbo when the driver lost control due to a mechanical fault. The victim was a teacher in a school in Obada Area, Odeomu.
“The victim bought cassava peels at the Obada Market and was attempting to board a motorcycle, when the car hit him.
“After the accident, which occurred Tuesday, the driver of the car reportedly fled the scene, as angry residents and people in the vicinity set the car ablaze immediately they confirmed the passing away of the victim.
The whereabouts of the driver is still unknown,” he said.
Adeleke said that the Osun NSCDC State Commandant, Michael Adaralewa, also implored residents to assist law enforcement agencies in keeping roads in the state safe by obeying laws.
He urged motorists to ensure strict adherence to traffic laws.