Two undergraduates of the Ekiti State College of Education, Ikere Ekiti, in affiliation with the University of Nigeria, Nsukka have been killed after a truck allegedly on top speed hit them in Ikere Ekiti, Ikere Local Government Area of the State.
Penpushing reports that, Ekiti State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Sunday Abutu gave identities of the victims as Ojo Hezekiah Abidemi, 25, and Ojo Ayomide,21, said to be pursuing degree programmes
The Assistant Superintendent of police, who confirmed the incident said the truck driver had been arrested, adding that the corpses of the victims had been deposited in a morgue stating that preliminary investigation showed that it was a case of collission
“It is sad and unfortunate that two young men can be killed due to an avoidable accident. Preliminary investigation reveals that it is a case of collision. We appeal to motorists and other road users to always exercise restraint on roads,” he said.
Penpushing further reports that, an eye witness in his account said the victims were planning to travel to Akure, the Ondo capital, to see their parents when the accident occurred late on Sunday, adding that security agents had prevented some irate youths from setting the truck ablaze.
“The two students were on a motorcycle going to board a vehicle to Akure when they collided with the truck leading to their death,” the witness said.