A liquor-laden truck on Tuesday reportedly crash a traditional ruler, Olu of Onibuku in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun
State identified as Oba Abraham Olusegun Bankole to death.
The monarch was said to be aboard a
tricycle, otherwise known as Keke Napep, when truck ran over the tricycle along the Ota-Idiroko expressway, close to Winners Chapel.
The Oba was said to have died on the spot when the truck with registration number, EPE 252 XF, crushed him while trying to alight from the tricycle.
The spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun,
Mrs Florence Okpe, the state FRSC PRO who confirmed the incident said she was informed of the incident today.
Okpe, however, said she was yet to be fully briefed by the FRSC in Ota Unit.
The remains of the monarch have been
deposited at the General Hospital, Ota while thetruck was moved out of the road by police officers.
The spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi alsoconfirmed the incident.
Akinbiyi said his officer had been briefed
over the fatal accident.
“Yes, it is true. There was an accident in the area today and it recorded a casualty,” he said.
“Corps Commander and Chief Executive
Officer of Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency commiserates with the Kabiyesi’s family and entire inhabitants of the community,” he added.
A first-class Oba in Ogun West, who
confirmed the incident to newsmen
expressed sadness over why the monarch decided to commute in a tricycle instead of a personal car.
There are speculations that Oba Bankole
might have parked his car due to the hike in the pump price of petrol.