Residents of Ondo loot truck conveying govt’s palliative




By: Admin

AKURE, South-West Nigeria – Residents of Akure, the Ondo state capital, on Monday, engaged in widespread looting of a truck conveying food items into the state amidst the current hardship ravaging the country.

According to witnesses, the truck driver was overpowered after the vehicle developed a mechanical fault at one of the popular junctions known as the cultural centre along the Ondo express road.

It was gathered that the fully loaded truck was conveying food items in cartons branded in President Bola Tinubu’s name.

Several witnesses who confirmed the development said those who attacked the truck and also looted it’s contents included petty traders, artisans, drivers and commercial motorcyclists.

“How they got to know the content still surprised me. The truck developed a mechanical fault and before we knew it the residents forced it open.

“They began to bring out the items in the pack which are mostly grains like rice and garri branded in President Tinubu’s blue colour, name and logo,” a witness said.

However, remnants of the food items were observed on the roadsides in footage circulated on Monday night.

A social commentator, Ibidapo Adelusi, has condemned the action of the residents, saying the police should go after the perpetrators.

“We know there’s hunger and hardship in the land but this is a crime against fellow human. The police should not hesitate to fish out these thieves,” he said.

When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), Ondo  state Command, Mrs Funmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, said no official complaints was lodged at the station over the incident.



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