Three die, one rescued on Lagos – Ibadan expressway 


CITIZENS COMPASS —Three people have reportedly died while one person was rescued in an accident that occurred along the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway. 

The accident occurred at about 11 p. m on Saturday, January 13, 2024 around Kara Bridge. 

Spokesperson, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun State Sector

Command, Florence Okpe, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday. 

According to her, the accident involved an Iveco truck with plate number AA414ZY and a Cabster PickUp with plate number ZUR 601ZY.

She attributed the cause of the accident to excessive speed making the vehicles lose control and crash.

The spokesperson said the bodies were handed over to the family members for burials.

She said, “The fatal crash occurred at about 2300 hrs late last night, involving 02 vehicles with registration numbers AA414ZY IVECO TRUCK AND A CABSTER PICK UP ZUR 601ZY

“A total of 04 persons were involved, all male adults.

“Unfortunately 3 persons were recorded dead and 1 person unhurt.

The suspected cause of the crash was excessive speed which led to loss of control and crash. The dead bodies were taken by family”.

Meanwhile, following the abduction of six young girls in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, the Nigeria Police Force said it is intensifying plans to rescue the victims.

The force also assured Nigerians that plans are ongoing to prevent further kidnapping cases across the country.

This development was made known in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, Olumuyiwa Adejobi, on Saturday.

This development is coming after one of the girls identified as Najeebah was reportedly killed by gunmen who abducted her and five other sisters in Abuja.

Najeebah and her sisters were abducted on January 9, alongside their father.

It was gathered that the gunmen later released their father, asking him to go get N60m ransom for the release of her daughters before Friday, January 12.

The hoodlums reportedly killed the oldest of the six girls, Najeebah, and dumped her body somewhere for her parents to bury as they were unable to raise the money.

Adejobi said the IG, Kayode Egbetokun, has ordered the upscaling of tactical intelligence teams in the fight against kidnapping.

He said, “In the wake of the abduction of six young girls in the Bwari Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory, it is vital to state that the Police Force has already initiated a comprehensive plan of action. The Force Headquarters is diligently coordinating efforts to address this and prevent any further occurrences, as all hands are on deck to rescue the victims.

“However, the sensitivity of the situation necessitates discretion, and as a result, specific details are being kept confidential to avoid compromising ongoing operations.

“The NPF is actively engaging and contacting individuals crucial to the rescue operations and investigation. The objective is not only to bring perpetrators to justice but also to intensify efforts in rescue operations for victims still in captivity.”

The police boss, however, called on the public to corroborate the effect of the operatives by relaying useful information to the force.


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