There was palpable tension in Osogbo, the Osun State capital on Thursday, as a truck conveying inmates to the State High Court, hit a commercial minibus, injuring two persons.
The incident immediately sparked violent protest, as commercial motorcyclists and some angry youths blocked the popular Olaiya Junction in protest.
Eyewitnesses said the correctional truck driver refused to obey a traffic light that had signaled him to stop and in the process, hit a minibus, leaving the driver and one of the passengers injured.
As of the time of filing this report, police drafted to the scene, had dispersed the protesters, with teargas.
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