A mini-bus on Wednesday crushed a middle-aged contractor to death on the Ado-Iworoko Road on the outskirts of Ado Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
According to sources, the deceased who was supervising a renovation project for an organization in the area stepped out to eat when the fatal crash occurred.
The accident was as a result of recklessness on the part of the driver of the mini-bus.
“The Akoto driver was coming from Ado Ekiti and heading for Iworoko on very high speed before he hit the man.
The driver of the bus, having discovered that he had killed the man, ran into the bush. An irate mob, however, set the bus ablaze in protest against the killing.” A source said.
Sunday Abutu, the Police Public Relations in the state who confirmed the news said;
“I can confirm that a mini-bus crushed a pedestrian. The man was confirmed dead and his remains have been deposited in the morgue. The driver of the bus is still at large.”
Abutu added that the police had begun an investigation to unravel the circumstances leading to the accident.