There used to be numerous confusion in Abeokuta on Monday when a person known as Fatai Salami drank an insecticide, referred to as snipper and died on the premises of Ogun Visitors Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE).
In keeping with NAN, Salami used to be allegedly requested to pay a superb of N215, 000 for violating the COVID-19 regulation within the State.
It used to be additionally reported that Salami’s truck used to be seized through officers of TRACE and has been of their custody for 5 days over the alleged N215,000 superb.
Assets who additionally spoke to newsmen stated that the deceased’s truck used to be seized through the officers from his driving force in Abeokuta on Thursday for flouting the social distancing rule and likewise for failure to make use of face mask.
He used to be stated to have adopted his driving force to the premises of TRACE to plead for the discharge of the truck however made up our minds to take his existence after being pissed off through the non-release of the automobile.
On the other hand, the Public Family members Officer of TRACE, Mr. Babatunde Akinbiyi, whilst confirming the dying of the deceased insisted that he used to be neither a truck proprietor nor a driving force.
“The person used to be neither a truck driving force nor a truck proprietor.
”One in every of our commanders and other folks round noticed him sitting at the ground and so they requested him to get up.
“As he stood up, he introduced out one thing from his pocket and drank it.
”By the point we found out that it used to be a snipper he drank, one in all his bosses who noticed him making an attempt to drink it screamed, however sooner than assist may just come, he already drank it.
“On the other hand, he used to be rushed to the Normal Health facility Ijaiye the place he gave up however the case has been reported at Ibara police station right here in Abeokuta,” he stated.
He additionally denied the allegation that TRACE fined the deceased N215,000 for flouting the COVID-19 regulation.
“This isn’t true. It used to be later we discovered that he used to be a supervisor of a fleet of vans owned through someone else and one of the most vans used to be penalized for violating site visitors laws.
”We additionally found out that the landlord of the truck had warned him to make sure he returns with the truck or chance sack.
“Who is aware of, possibly that’s why he killed himself. It’s so unhappy and really unlucky.
“He used to be neither a driving force nor a truck proprietor, what he got here right here to do no one is aware of.
“Should you violate a site visitors infraction, you need to be fined and if you happen to suppose that what you might be being charged is at the prime facet or you might be being charged wrongly, you might have the suitable to hunt redress which we additionally entertain and inspire,” he added.
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