No fewer than two persons lost their lives in a fatal road crash which occurred along Akure-Owo Expressway, at the NNPC Mega Station area Akure, the Ondo State capital on Sunday evening.
It gathered that the accident occurred a few meters away from the state headquarters of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Akure.
An eyewitness account said the accident involved a trailer, a car and a motorcycle also known as okada, stating that the okada rider, while trying to avoid being hit by a trailer, swerved to the other lane facing the car coming from the opposite direction. So it was crushed by the car, killing the two people on the okada.
The identity of the deceased was not known at the time of filing this report. The remains of the deceased were said to have been deposited at the morgue of the University of Medical Sciences Teaching Hospital, Akure
The Head of Operations of the FRSC, Mr Olusegun Ogungbemide, confirmed the incident on Monday, to our correspondent.
He said, ” The accident happened after seven o clock on Sunday evening and the two people on the okada were killed”
The incident was said to have sparked off anger of the people around the area, as some youths rushed to the scene and allegedly burnt down the car.
When contacted, the Police Public Relations Officer of the state police command, Mr Tee-Leo Ikoro confirmed the incident, saying the police had made some arrests in connection with the burning of the vehicle.
” By the time our men got to the scene of the accident, the vehicle had been burnt down.
We have commenced an investigation into the matter but some people had been arrested,” the PPRO stated.