‘Everything happened because of N100 bribe’
November 19, 2015
Nine feared dead in Ogun multiple auto-crash
NO fewer than nine people were feared dead and four others injured in a multiple auto-crash that occurred yesterday, at the old toll gate, on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, Sango, Ogun State.It was a multiple-accident involving 16 vehicles.
The first one happened at 1.00a.m. with eight vehicles involved, while the other crash, which
occurred at the same location around 6.00a.m., also involved eight vehicles.
The first crash was allegedly caused by a Sinotruk loaded with Lafarge cements, which had brake failure and rammed into other vehicles, plunging two of them into the stream.
Eyewitness accounts revealed that the casualty figure would have been minimal, but for the excesses of the Rapid Response Squad (RRS) officials, who were forcefully extorting money from motorists.
It was learnt that one of the affected vehicles, a white Ford bus conveying yam from Sepeteri, Oyo State to Alagbado in Lagos, that was stopped by the police, rammed into another during the first accident, killing one of the two occupants.
It was gathered that the second accident occurred a few hours after as a result of the impact of the first accident that was yet to be cleared and caused by brake failure, too.