Accident claims 4 persons in Ibadan




The Federal Road Safety Corps (), on Monday confirmed the death of four persons in an accident on Iwo road in , with one other person injured.

Mrs Uche Chukwurah, the Sector Commander in Oyo State, told the News Agency of () that the accident occurred when a lorry rammed into a motorcycle conveying five persons.

“The accident involved a lorry and a motorcycle, the lorry was speeding but lost control and rammed into the motorcycle that was carrying five persons – four males and one female.

“The driver of the lorry is now at large. The four males died, while the only female sustained injury,’’ the sector commander said.

Chukwurah said that the corpses had been deposited at the Adeoyo Hospital morgue, while the injured was taken to Fatimoh Hospital, Idito for treatment.

gathered that among the dead were students of Idito High School, prompting some students of the school to go on rampage burning no fewer than three vehicles.

However, Chief Superintendent of Police (CSP) Olugbenga Fadeyi, the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) in the state, said that personnel from the Police Command in the state had been moved to the area to restore law and order. ()

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