A vehicle belonging to the Nigerian Correctional Service has crashed at the Emir’s Market (Oja-Oba) in the Ilorin West Local Government Area of Kwara State.
Seven persons were injured in the Thursday incident.
The accident occurred in the early hours of the day when the vehicle was conveying some suspects to courts at high speed. It then hit the people who were mostly commercial motorcycle riders – parked by the roadside.
They were rushed to the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital for treatment.
While the initial fear was the death of four people, this was denied by the ‘okada’ riders association and authorities of the Ilorin Correctional Service.
Angered by the incident, a mob attacked and vandalised the bus.
The pandemonium led to the deployment of security men drawn from the police and the Department of State Services (DSS) who condoned off the areas around the Palace of the Emir of Ilorin and blocked the roads leading to Oja Oba, Isale Oja, Idi Ape and Ago Markets.