In IIorin, the capital of Kwara State, a heavy-duty truck crushed one Usman Salakani to death.
The event occurred at 10 a.m. on Thursday at the famed Post Office roundabout, while the deceased was attempting to collect money from the truck driver.
Babawale Afolabi, a spokesman for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) Kwara Command, confirmed the event on Friday.
“The incident occurred at around 1015 hours on Thursday when the victim was trying to collect money from the truck’s driver when his foot slipped off and was subsequently fell down by the truck tyres and crushed to death by the rear tyre of the truck,” Babawale stated.
Officials of the NSCDC Crisis Management Department and the Kwara State Transport Management Authority (KWATMA) later evacuated the remains of the victim from the scene of the accident.
Speaking at the scene of the accident, a newspaper vendor at the Post Office junction, Mr Yusuf Idris, said that the victim had been discussing politics with him prior to the accident.
“The deceased ran after a moving trailer but, unfortunately, his hands slipped and fell under the truck tyres,” the vendor said.