Akure, the Ondo State capital, is currently witnessing massive protest against officials of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, as a result of the alleged killing of two siblings by men of the corps.
A motorcyclist, whose name is still unknown, was said to have been knocked down by an official of the corps on Tuesday, along Ondo road in the state capital which resulted in the death of the commercial motorcyclist.
The Civil Defence official, who was said to be driving an official vehicle, knocked down the motorcyclist and his two passengers, with the passengers rushed to the State Specialist Hospital, Akure, and said to be in critical conditions.
However, on Wednesday, commercial motorcyclists in the state protested the killing of their colleague as they took the body of the deceased to the office of the NSCDC adjacent the Government House, Alagbaka, Akure.
According to eyewitnesses, the protest later turned awry as a trigger-happy officer of the corps shot into the protesters and killed the elder sister of the unnamed deceased, who was also part of the protest.
A source with the corps confirmed to DAILY POST that one of their men had accidentally knocked down a motorcyclist on his way to write his promotion exam and the protesters had come to attacked them.
“One of our men was on his way to write his promotion examination when the Okara rider dangerously overtook the officer’s vehicle and in the process knocked him down which resulted in his death before he was rushed to the hospital.
“I understand that the other two passengers are still in the hospital.
“This morning, they came to our office with the corpse of the Okada rider to attack us. Immediately they got to the junction of our office, they started hauling stones at us, but we had to shoot in the air to keep them from advancing in our office.”
Meanwhile, as at the time of writing this report, the protest is still ongoing with bonfire dotting some junctions of the Oba Adesida road thereby causing gridlock in the capital city as the protesters are moving the bodies of the deceased around the city.
Effort by DAILY POST to speak with the spokesperson of the NSCDC in the state, Oladapo Samuel proved abortive as calls put across to his phone were not picked.