Tragedy struck in Akure town on Monday as an over-speeding hit-and-run motorist ran over a Junior Secondary School student, killing her on the spot.
According to an eyewitness who told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the student was returning from school and was standing by the roadside when tragedy struck.
“Friends of the driver, a suspected internet fraudster, who was in another vehicle, rushed him to an unknown destination as his vehicle burst into flames.
“Government needs to pay attention to the recklessness of these internet fraudsters,’’ the eyewitness said.
Police spokesperson in Ondo State, SP Olufunmilayo Odunlami-Omisanya, confirmed the incident and said the corpse of the student had been deposited in the morgue at Akure Specialist Hospital.