The sum of N230,620 were reportedly recovered from an accident scene on Monday, just as two persons were confirmed dead and three others were injured in an autocrash which occured in Ogun State.
The incident involving a Nissan Santra taxi cab and a Mack Truck occured at about 5am, at Adedero Village inbound Abeokuta on Abeokuta/Sagamu Expressway.
The money was said to be recovered from the deceased passengers in the process of rescue operation.
N153, 620.00 was recovered from one of the victims while N77, 000 was recovered from another.
Both were said to be fish traders.
It was gathered that the injured victims were males while the dead victims were females.
According to eye witnesses’ account, the driver of the Nissan Santra Taxi with number plate LAR 53 XB had about seven occupants from Kobape, inbound Abeokuta, before it ran into the stationary truck with number plate EKY 763 XF, at Adedero Village.
The incident was attributed to reckless driving and poor visibility on the part of the driver of the Nissan car.
It was gathered that the injured victims had been rescued before the combined Rescue Team of Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), and the Nigeria Police arrived the scene.
The bodies were said to be deposited at the State Hospital, Ijaiye morgue.
Citizens Compass gathered that the accidented vehicles and drivers were taken to State Motor Traffic Division, Ibara.
Confirming the incident, TRACE Spokesperson, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the sum of #230, 620.00 was recovered at the scene. He said, “One was with N153, 620.00 and the other was with N77, 000. 00.
“We learnt they were fish sellers going to Abeokuta to buy fish for sake at Kobape before the unfortunate incident happened,” he said.
The Spokesperson said the the money was handed over to the families of the victims saying, ”
While TRACE Corps commiserate with the family of the victims, drivers are admonished to always remove their vehicles from the road in case of break down, as well as avoid reckless driving under poor visibility because of its attendant consequences.” He added.