In recent weeks, the wave of fuel scarcity that had hit the nation has taken a tragic turn as one man, a commercial bus driver, slumped and died in a petrol station on Tuesday, May 12, 2015.
According to reports, the bus driver had queued for hours under the scorching sun and while it was his turn to buy fuel at the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) mega station along Iwo Road in Ibadan, the Oyo State capital. The bus driver like many others had arrived early in the hopes of getting a full tank and leaving early only to end up spending the whole day there and even dying in the process.
It was said that his turn to buy fuel finally came at about 6:30pm, he got down from his vehicle to open his fuel tank and ended up slumping. He died before any help could get to him. Many motorists hurriedly left with their vehicles after the confusion that followed the incident.
At about 6.30 pm, when it was his turn to be served, he got down from his vehicle to open the tank but suddenly slumped and died before help could get to him. The corpse was taken away by the police patrol team from Kajorepo Police Division.