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Youths vandalise vehicles over Okada rider’s murder

Irate youths went on rampage in Itori, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, at the weekend, following the killing of a commercial motorcyclist by…

Irate youths went on rampage in Itori, Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun State, at the weekend, following the killing of a commercial motorcyclist by a suspected smuggler.

The suspect, who was reportedly being chased by operatives of the Nigeria Customs Service rammed into the victim.

The deceased, who was popularly known as Okada Rider, died on the spot, according to eyewitness.

This, sources said, led to pandemonium as youths at the scene of the incident, who went on rampage also set some property on fire.

They invaded a hotel where some operatives of the NCS usually lodged and destroyed more property. Some vehicles were also burnt in the melee, which affected traffic on the old Lagos-Abeokuta Highway for almost an hour.

The Ogun State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, who confirmed the incident on Saturday, said 13 suspects have been arrested in connection with the attack.