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Man falls off trailer over N5,000 extortion on Oshodi-Apapa Expressway

There was pandemonium yesterday, August 1, 2017, along the usually busy Oshodi-Apapa Express way as hoodlums threatened to burn a trailer alleged to have killed one of them.it was gathered that the empty trailer, with number plates XA 140 DAH, Kogi was heading towards Apapa before he was accosted by one of the hoodlums who demanded N5,000 from the driver .

According to an eyewitness,” one of the hoodlums who usually engaged by some uniformed men to collect illegal fee from drivers, climbed the trailer to demand N5, 000 from the driver while it was still in motion when all of a sudden he lost his grip and fell off, hitting his head on the road and died on the spot

Immediately it happened the driver took to his heels and fled the scene before the other hoodlums who noticed what happened, took advantage of the situation to vandalise the trailer and deflated the tyres as they were planning to burn the trailer before the intervention of security agencies.

The corpse was reportedly taken away by the officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, while the trailer was towed to KiriKiri police division



Idris Aina
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