Ekiti

Ekiti residents protest as ‘reckless’ driver kills woman

Residents of Aramoko-Ekiti, in Ekiti West Local Government Area of the state, on Friday, February 7, took to the street to protest over a reckless driver who killed a woman in the town.

A source said that the incident occurred when a vehicle lost control and hit two persons about 12:45pm along Erio-Aramoko-Ado-Ekiti road.

According to the eyewitness said the accident was caused as a result of recklessness on the part of the driver who was at high speed before skidding off the road to crush the victim to death who was on a motorcycle.

He added the motorcyclist who sustained serious injury had been taken to the hospital for Medicare.

Following the incident, scores of irate youths stormed the street to express their displeasure over the death of the victim.

They barricaded the highway for almost two hours thereby causing vehicular restrictions.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer Ekiti State command, Sunday Abutu, who confirmed the incident, adding that the driver, is currently in the police custody for further investigation.

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