Report revealed that it was wailing and weeping, yesterday, at Ile-Olowola compound at Ilobu, Irepodun Local Government Area of Osun State, as a 13-year-old girl was knocked down and killed by a vehicle.
It was gathered that the girl was inside her mother’s shop when a gold coloured Toyota Camry car with number plate JJJ 825DB, veered off the road and hit the girl inside the shop. The girl, it was gathered, died on the spot.
The incident which occurred around 10.30a.m., has been confirmed by Osun State Police Command.
Consequently, a mob set the car ablaze, while the driver of the car was rescued by the quick intervention of policemen from Ilobu. An eyewitness said the driver of the car, Gbenga Ayangoke, 28, of Ile Iyaloja compound, Erin-Osun, was on high speed, lost control, veered off the road and knocked down the girl inside the shop.
The state Police Public Relations Officer PPRO, DSP Folasade Odoro, confirmed the incident.
She explained that normalcy had been restored to the area, adding that the driver of the car was helping police in their investigation.
She disclosed that the remains of the girl had been deposited at General Hospital mortuary, Ilobu, for autopsy.
Mrs. Odoro said further that the matter would be taken to court after the completion of investigation.