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Men who claim that the were victims of crash attend a ruling at the Magistrate court in Lagos, Nigeria,  Wednesday, April 25, 2012. The failures of Africa's most populous nation seemed to explode into a fiery multiple car and truck crash in Nigeria that killed at least 18 people in 2010, according to a coroner's ruling issued Wednesday. Police set up an illegal checkpoint August 2010 along a major expressway in Lagos, using tires to funnel traffic down to one lane as officers demanded bribes from motorists, witnesses said. The driver of a speeding truck carrying sugar for the nation's largest industrial company tried to stop, but the vehicle's bad brakes failed and the truck slammed into waiting traffic, witnesses and officials said. Those details, long denied by authorities, came out Wednesday when a coroner investigating the deaths ruled against Nigeria's federal police and the Dangote Group, owned by billionaire Aliko Dangote.  (AP Photos/Sunday Alamba)

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