Victor Ogunje in Ado Ekiti
There was palpable tension in Oye Ekiti, headquarters of Oye Local Government on
Tuesday evening, as a commercial bus driver identified as Mr Olabode Ojo Segun was allegedly shot dead at a checkpoint by a policeman.
Multiple sources claimed that the bus marked Bayelsa XC 940 YEN, was
travelling from Ikare in Ondo State and had arrived at the checkpoint late in the evening of Tuesday.
The sources alleged that the driver had refused to part with money at the checkpoint, an action they claimed had infuriated one of the policemen, who shot at the vehicle speeding away.
One of the sources confirmed that: “When the driver was hit by the bullet, he lost control of the bus and it somersaulted, leaving the passengers therein.
“He was lying dead at the scene while in the confusion, every other person was crawling out of the crashed vehicle, seeking help.”