Ekiti youths protest killing of 2

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Ekiti youths protest

By Ariwodola Idowu

Ado Ekiti – Irate on Thursday embarked on a at Ayegbaju Ekiti in Ekiti following killing of two persons by a motorist.

incident, which occurred at about 2.30pm at a road bend between Ifaki Ekiti and Ayegbaju Ekiti, attributed to excessive speed of motorist.

Sources said vehicle, which on a speed, suddenly rammed into two persons who were said to be on a , killing them instantly.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that though the identity of the victims remained unknown, the driver said to have voluntarily reported himself at the community’ police station.

The angry in the community, however, took to the streets to what they referred to as the persistent killings of residents by drivers plying the road.

They barricaded the major highway in the community, hindering free flow of traffic for a couple of hours.

Reacting, the Police Relations Officer in Ekiti, Mr Sunday Abutu, confirmed the incident.

” The two victims died after they were overran by the vehicle driven by a student

” Though there was a , we have been able to bring under control,” he said.

According to the police spokesman, the suspect has already being arrested and detained at the police headquarters in Ado-Ekiti.