A disagreement between a commercial bus driver and a member of the National Union of Road Transport Workers, NURTW, in Ibadan over a union fee of N50, yesterday, led to the death of a young lady.
The bus, with number plate Lagos XR 989 ISR, hit the lady at Agodi Gate area of the city.
According to an eyewitness, the driver was trying to avoid paying the fee when he ran into the lady, whose age was put at 20.
The incident drew the ire of passers-by and traders in the area, who attempted to lynch the driver and burn the vehicle. The arrival of policemen put the situation under control.
It was gathered that the driver refused to stop when the NURTW officer waved him down for the daily fee. While struggling with the union member, he reportedly lost control of the vehicle and hit the lady, who was said to have died instantly.
Police took him away to their station, while the lady was confirmed dead at Adeoyo State Hospital, Yemetu, Ibadan.
The state Acting Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Inyang Ignatius, said contrary to the accusation by the public that the police were protecting the driver, he was put in protective custody.