Incessant Killings By Dangote Truck Drivers: Southwest Youths Begins Mass Protest Against Dangote Group Over Corporate Criminal Liability
Ahead of the count down to the 7 days ultimatum warning notice served against Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman of Dangote Group on 19th November, 2019 expected to lapse today 25th November, 2019, the Youths of South West more relatively angry Youths from Oru-Ijebu/Ago-Iwoye/ Ijebu-Igbo communities of Ogun State, who are victims of the daily evils and draconian woes of Killings, sufferings and agony from bad roads and health hazards caused by Dangote trucks, have collectively resolved to take thier destiny up and make their warning threats a reality by Kickstarting a public mass protest on the eve of the final day of warning notice along Oru/Ago-Iwoye/Ijebu Igbo axis of the express road by grandstanding all trucks marked Dangote to stop work with immediate effect along the express way, resulting to heavy traffic lock jam, wherein motorists and other road users were stranded for hours along the route linking Ibadan to Ijebu-Ode road of Ogun State.
Recall that the leadership of the apex youth organization in Yoruba Land: Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide through its leaders led by the President, Aare Barr. Oladotun Hassan, alongside the South West Coordinator Asiwaju Segun Nelson and Zonal PRO Comrade Adeleke Abdul-Hakeem jointly signed a press statement dated 21st November, 2019 wherein they frowned at the continuous Injustice and nonchalant cum culpable criminal acts of incompetence and total neglects by Dangote Truck killer drivers, inadvertently with lack of CSR deliverables and commitments towards community development, Youths employment and empowerment of women of Yoruba land, not forgetting the firm’s gross abandonment without no single road rehabilitation nor repairs carried out by this multinational corporation with huge gross revenue in Billions of dollars per annum most earned from the Southwestern region, yet Dangote Group over the years has relentlessly unleashed terror and double jeopardy against innocent Nigerians by using unprofessionals to run his logistics and transport unit.
Consequently, this has resulted into the incessantly reported cases of Dangote company’s truck drivers killing innocent Nigerians in most gruesome and reckless manner daily, with particular emphasis on the Ijebu-Ode/Ago Iwoye/Oru/Ijebu- Igbo towards Ibadan link Express way of Ogun State.
The Group further reiterate her concerns over the incidence that occurred to the Council’s car on thier way back from Lagos for an important national meeting on Friday 15th November, 2019 caused by one of Dangote’s truck, wherein about 5 other vehicles where hit into a dish, consequently all occupants sustained various degrees of injuries, most of whom are now under intensive care units receiving medical attention.
We are aware of the illicit mode of recruitment of incompetent and underage drivers, mostly from the North, who are well known to be on hard drugs before mounting the steering on voyage to kill on our Highways, precipitating our fundamental demand for a full forensic audit of all your driver’s as at date.
In view of the above the Council shall commence strict legal sanction and has further instructed their Legal Attorney: Juryman Associates to among others demand due investigation and onward prosecution of all truck drivers involved in this heinous criminality, furthermore to Institute vicarious liability action for damages for the monumental destructive damages caused all our roads in Yoruba Land, and accelerate action for demand for compensation of N100Billion damages sum for all the affected slained person’s family and dependants: in pursuit of both civil and corporate criminal liability litigations forthwith.
Alhaji Aliko Dangote, be informed that the entire Southwest youths shall mobilize for a total shut down of all Dangote investments in any parts of Yoruba Land, if this criminality remains unabated.
For our communities cannot continue to suffer from an unjust and cruel system.
We call on the Ogun State and Federal government to take decisive action as we shall be calling for an investigation into the contract award of the Ijebu Ode to Ibadan link road to Senator Lekan Mustapha and his cohorts.
This is just a tip of greater war ahead and the beginning of the end of injustice in Yoruba Land.
We have laconically assert!
You are further warned!
For: The Yoruba Council of Youths Worldwide (YCYW)
Aare Barr Oladotun Hassan,
Asiwaju Segun Nelson,
Southwest Zonal Coordinator.
Abdul Hakeem Adeleke,
Southwest Zonal Publicity Secretary.
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