A fatal road accident involving a white coloured Mazda commercial bus with registration number WWD 302 CB, reportedly travelling from Sokoto State, Northwest Nigeria has claimed five lives.

In a press release signed by Florence Okpe, Route Commander Public Education Officer Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Command, the bus was heading towards Lagos when it lost control at Onigari, a town bordering both Ogun and Oyo States respectively, due to excessive speed, and subsequently ran into a road median resorting in the vehicle upturning and bursting into flames.

The accident was reported to have occurred at about 0849 hours on Friday morning 20 September 2019 on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.

The manifest revealed that the bus was conveying 18 passengers, comprising 17 adult males and one adult female, of which a total of 10 males sustained varying degrees of injuries from the crash. Sadly, five passengers (four males and the only female) were reported to have lost their lives.

The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele has commiserated with the families of the crash victims and advised members of the public whose relatives travelled, requiring more information about the crash, should contact the FRSC Command at KM27 Ibadan-Lagos Expressway at Ogunmakin or the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH), Sagamu, where the injured victims were rescued to.

The corpses of those that lost their lives in the crash have been deposited at the Mortuary of the same Hospital.The Sector Commander is using this medium to remind the motoring public of the need to drive cautiously on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway it’s currently undergoing rehabilitation. The recommended speed at construction area is 50 kilometres per hour.

He also reminds passengers to caution their drivers noticed driving recklessly and where the driver refused to heed to such caution, the FRSC can be called on the toll free number 122 to report such traffic misdemeanour. 

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