A truck proprietor, acknowledged as Fatai Salami, has devoted suicide after his truck was seized by officers of the Ogun State Website guests Compliance and Enforcement Corps for flouting Covid-19 authorized tips inside the state.
Salami reportedly drank an insecticide, snipper, on the premises of the TRACE after he was requested to pay N215,000 for flouting Covid-19 laws inside the state.
A provide instructed Punch correspondent that TRACE officers seized the deceased’s truck from his driver in Abeokuta on Thursday for flouting social distancing order and failure to utilize face masks.
He was talked about to have gone to the premises of TRACE and pleaded for the discharge of his truck, nevertheless didn’t get his truck once more.
In keeping with the availability, he had been sleeping on the premises since Thursday until Monday when he was able to elevate a sum of N150,000, which was rejected.
The availability talked about the particular person threatened to kill himself, nevertheless was not taken considerably until he drank the snipper and died.
The Public Relations Officer of TRACE, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the dying of the particular person.
He talked about, “The particular person was neither a truck driver not a truck proprietor. We solely observed him there, he sat on the bottom and the oldsters requested him to face up and as he stood up he launched out one factor from his pocket and drank it.
“We later discovered that it was snipper that he drank. He was rushed to the Regular Hospital, the place he gave up the ghost. The case has been reported to the police.”
Akinbiyi denied that the particular person was fined.
“He was neither a driver nor a truck proprietor; what he bought right here proper right here to can we don’t know,” he added.