Pandemonium in Ogun as truck drivers invade, vandalise parking management, TRACE offices


Michael Erinosho

There was pandemonium in Abeokuta, Ogun State capital on Tuesday  when angry mob went haywire and invaded the headquarters of the Ogun State Parking Management Scheme  and vandalized property.

The mob, later discovered to be truck drivers, was reported to have stormed the Ibara office of the Parking Management Scheme in protest against seizure of their trucks by operatives of Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE).

The Consultant and Chief Operating Officer for Ogun state parking and Management Scheme; Engr. Wale Yusuf , stated that two patrol vehicles, entrance gate, office windows were destroyed  and also  carted away some amounts of money, while officers of the scheme escaped through the  windows.

He added that the attack was linked with an arrest of a truck arrested over night by TRACE officials which was apprehended for violating curfew rules, which later led to the death of unidentified person.

The TRACE spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi while addressing newsmen in Abeokuta said that the truck driver invaded arrest due to violation of curfew rules and regulations, but later arrested.

He explained  that police already investigating the case and would bring the Invaders to book .

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