A chairmanship aspirant for the Ikotun/Igando Local Council Development Area, Shakiru Balogun, aka SAB, crushed to death on the eve of the local government elections.
Late Balogun was a former Chairman, National Union of Local Government Employees of the LCDA and a member of the All Progressives Congress, APC.
He was heading to the council secretariat around 12pm on Friday when the driver of the PSP truck lost control of the truck and rammed it into Balogun’s Toyota 4runner at Okofili Bus Stop, LASU-Isheri Road.
An eyewitness, Fadeyi Daisi, confirmed that 52-year-old Balogun died on the spot.
“The PSP driver fled the scene, but I don’t know if he was later arrested by the police. It was very tragic. The door of the sport utility vehicle was cut with a saw before emergency officials could extricate his body”, he told the Punch.
A resident of Abu Taiwo Street, Afolabi Bus Stop, Akesan, where Balogun lived, Joshua Ogundipe, said the incident had thrown the community into mourning.
Ogundipe added, “He accepted defeat at the primaries in good faith. He was going to the office when the incident happened.
“He is survived by two wives and four children. He had been buried according to Islamic rite.”