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Tipper driver drowns after allegedly stealing diesel from tank truck

Tipper driver drowns while allegedly stealing diesel from tanker

A 39-year-old dump truck driver, Jemilah Abdullahi, died after drowning in a diesel tanker compartment whereas allegedly making an attempt to steal diesel from an organization premises in Ikorodu area , in Lagos State on Monday, January 23.

Confirming the incident to reporters, State Police Command spokesman SP Benjamin Hundehin mentioned the deceased fell into the corporate’s diesel tank whereas emptying gasoline right into a container. and that his swollen physique had been recovered by employees on Monday, January 23.

He mentioned;

“Police acquired a misery name on twenty third January 2023 at round 1.15am stating {that a} tipper driver connected to Kinlon Firm, Ketu Ereyun, Ikorodu, Lagos, fell inside the corporate’s diesel tank and drowned whereas stealing diesel.

Ketu Ereyun’s divisional officer led a crew of police to the scene and recovered the person’s swollen physique, recognized as Jemilah Abdullahi.

It took the mixed efforts of the police and some different folks to retrieve the swollen physique from the stomach of the tank.

He added that the investigation into the incident is constant because the corpse of the deceased was deposited at Epe Common Hospital morgue for an post-mortem.

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