Speeding Vehicle Crushes Teenage Student To Death In Osun

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A tragedy occurred in Osogbo the Osun State capital on Monday when a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) crushed a teenager to death.

Eyewitnesses said the grey coloured SUV rammed into Samadi Azeez, a student of Gbodofon Middle School identified while on an errand at the popular Aiyegbaju International Market.

One of the eyewitnesses, who spoke under condition of anonymity said the student was preparing for the Junior Secondary School Certificate Examination (JSSCE) before he met his untimely death.

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“The vehicle was speeding from Ogo-Oluwa area when it lost control and rammed into the student who was unaware,” the eyewitness added.

An angry mob in the market thereafter set the vehicle ablaze.

The father of the deceased, Rasaki Azeez who is the Deputy Chairman of National Union of Road Transport Workers (NURTW) at Ibadan garage, Fakunle area told Channels Television that the news came to him as a huge shock.

He said he received the news of his son’s death while he was working at the garage.

The body of the teenage boy has since been deposited at the morgue at Ladoke Akintola University hospital, Osogbo.

Senate To Probe Allegations Against Saraki, Dino Melaye

Senate To Probe Allegations Against Saraki, Dino MelayeThe Nigerian Senate is set to investigate the allegation against the Senate President, Dr. Bukola Saraki, over the seizure of a bulletproof Sports Utility Vehicle by the Nigeria Customs Service.

The Customs was said to have seized the vehicle belonging to the Senate President for unpaid duties valued at 74 million Naira.

The Upper Chamber said it would also investigate the allegation that one of its members representing Kogi State, Senator Dino Melaye, did not obtain a degree from the Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria as claimed in the document submitted to the Senate.

The lawmakers reached the decision to begin the investigations on Tuesday after the former Senate Leader, Ali Ndume, raised a point of order at plenary asking the Senate to look into the issues.

The matters have been referred to the Senate Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Public Petitions for investigation.