No fewer than nine persons were confirmed dead on Saturday while 12 others sustained various degrees of injuries in a separate accidents around Ijebu Ife axis on Sagamu – Ijebu -Ode – Benin expressway.
Mr Clement Oladele, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps in Ogun, confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta.
Oladele explained that the first crash occurred at 5:40a.m, when the weather was still dark, while the second crash occurred at about 8:20a.m on the same corridor at Ijebu Ife in Ogun.
The FRSC boss noted that seven people were involved in the first crash comprising six male adults and one female adult.
He said that two persons were injured in the crash, one male adult and one female adult, saying that other two persons, both male adults died in the crash.
“The crash involved a grey Toyota picnic car marked KTP 812 RG and a red Daf truck with registration number JEG 551 XA
“The crash was suspected to have been caused by armed robbery attacks when the driver of the Toyota picnic suddenly reversed on the highway when he sighted the armed robbers.
” In the process of escaping the oncoming truck, which unsuspectedly rammed into the Toyota Picnic vehicle. The truck in the process fell into the ditch,” he said.
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