Accident just like its meaning is a mishap or an
unforeseen and unplanned event or unfortunate
circumstance, often with lack of intention or necessity
but when it becomes rampant especially in a suspicious
manner and to the extent that, lives are being lost in a
reckless way depicting a voodoo approach, in a society
where wealth and richness could be traced to
spiritualism, then there’s an urgent need for authorities
to nip it in the bud.
One of these is the consistent accidents from many of the
drivers of the man reputed to be the richest in Africa, Alhaji
Aliko Dangote. Aside being a multi billionaire business mogul
of note whose track records transverse the Almighty
FORBES, the man is also inching for the Guinness Books of
Records by employing Phd holders as drivers.
We take a look at some of these killings and found out that
accidents recorded by Dangote trucks and it’s drivers have
wasted more than 200 persons in just a year.
Even though, authorities in Lagos insisted that, lack of
proper training of personnel and maintenance of these
vehicles are the main cause of these accidents, some school
of thought are of the opinion that there`s more to this than
meets the eyes.
Enquirer outlines some of these accidents that have claimed
lives by Dangote group.
Less than 30 persons have been confirmed dead, with five
said to be severe, in an accident in which a truck owned by
Dangote Cement Company had a head-on collision with
another truck. The accident occurred at Sango Otta in Ogun
Many of those crushed by the Dangote truck are reported to
be on danger list in various hospitals in Lagos and Ogun
The Dangote truck, apart from the other truck, also crushed
six vehicles, a tricycle and a motorcycle, “There was a head-
on collision between the truck and a tipper lorry, which later
involved other vehicles.”
Nineteen other persons were also injured in an auto accident
on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The accident, which occurred at about 12pm on Sunday,
involved a black Toyota Hilux with number-plate AH 350GKW
and white Mazda bus, with number-plate XZ377GGE.
It was said to be a head-on collision.
Last April, a coroner’s inquest indicted the company after a
truck belonging to Dangote Sugar Refinery lost control and
ran into vehicles at a police check-point, along the Lagos-
Ibadan expressway, in 2010
A truck belonging to Dangote Industries Limited allegedly
crushed two men to death in a Toyota Camry car, on
Wednesday. This is coming less than four months after a
coroner’s verdict in Lagos indicted a truck driver with the
same company for causing the death of over twenty
motorists in 2010, along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
It will be recalled that on April 21, 2012, 38 students of the
Federal Polytechnic, Ado-Ekiti in Ekiti State, also had an
accident involving a truck allegedly belonging to Dangote
Industries Limited. Four of the students involved in the
accident reportedly died as a result of injuries sustained.
The accident, which occurred after a truck belonging to
Dangote Sugar Refinery Limited rammed into vehicles at the
Ojodu bridge of the expressway, resulted in an inferno that
led to the loss of over 40 lives.
An articulated truck belonging to Dangote Group,
Wednesday, rammed into five vehicles at Isara, along Lagos-
Ibadan Expressway, resulting in fatalities.
Four men were killed while 31 people, including three children,
sustained serious injuries as the truck, with registration
number XD 220 ZKS, crushed all five vehicles on impact.
It’s yet another needless wastage of precious human lives as
a truck belonging to Dangote Group just crushed a Sienna
bus, trapping all the occupants. The accident happened in
Lokoja, the Kogi State capital, in north-central Nigeria, over
40 people died.
Dec. 13, 2012
Dangote trucks have been involved in many accidents causing
Jan. 16, 2013
Another fatal accident involving one of the Phd holder
drivers of Dangote group occurred at Iyana Ilogbo, along
Lagos Abeokuta express way leaving 2 people dead and many
injured. We want authorities to help look into these reckless
and untimely killings of innocent citizens.The gory picture is
the latest accident recorded this morning.
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