Residents of Omi-Adio, Ibadan in Ido Local Government Area of Oyo State on Monday took to the streets in protest against the killing of a 12 year old boy by the state mass transit bus, Ajumose bus, on Saturday evening, insideoyo.com has gathered.
The Nation reports that the driver of the bus who was coming from Apata , lost control and rammed into the ditch , crushing the little to death.
Angered with the death of the boy, youths who rushed to revive the boy , on learning of the death of the little, seized the driver and bus.
The lifeless body of the boy was said to have been deposited in Adeoyo state Hospital.
It was gathered that the driver of the ill-fated bus who escaped death by the whiskers was rescued by policemen from the Omi-Adio Police station, located few meters to the scene of the accident.
The aggrieved youth who stormed major streets and the ever busy Ibadan-Abeokuta Expressway carried clubs, sticks and iron rods as they rained abuses on the driver of the bus .
There were fire on the expressway made from used tyres at different locations , preventing motorists from plying the road.
Several traders and shop owners were said to have abandoned their wares and hurriedly locked their shops , in fear of attacks and looting.
Some of the eyewitnesses who spoke with The Nation on Monday identified the boy as an apprentice in a rewire workshop near the scene of the accident .
The skeleton of the state mass transit bus was sited in front of the police station at Omi Adio on Monday .
Last week , a similar accident occurred , involving the state mass transit bus , (Ajumose bus) where a teenage secondary school girl was crushed to death at Mokola area of Ibadan.