Angry mob on Friday attacked Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Council after a Toyota Matrix ran over a commercial motorcycle, killing two passengers and injuring one in a bid to escape arrest by council officials, derogatively called “Cash am”.
An eye witness account told Newsacross.com that the owner of the Toyota car, having been arrested sometimes ago by the council officials who made him to pay N30,000 for alleged traffic offence, on Friday wanted to escape when he was forced to stop right in front of the council.
“The driver of the car in a bid to escape the “Cash am” swerved his car to ran away. Unfortunately, he jumped over the road median and hit an oncoming okada with three people on it on the other side of Obafemi Awolowo Way, Okesuna, Ota”, a witness claimed.
TheCaveat.info further gathered that the scene attracted mob action, mainly commercial motorcyclists who stormed the council with stones and sticks.
The mob was said to have gone directly to the canopy base of the “Cash am” officials, dragged out some of them and beat them flat.