The Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun Sector Command has said five people died in the early hours of Wednesday as a petrol tanker burst into flames on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway.
The state Sector Commander, Ahmed Umar, confirmed this in a statement he issued to newsmen in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital.
Umar said the accident occurred at 4:46am near Tunji Alegi Filling Station, Kwakyama area, Ogere.
He said the cause of the accident could be wrongful overtaking and dangerous driving on the part of the petrol tanker driver.
According to him, the tanker collided with a moving truck, resulting in the fire.
The Sector Commander said the bodies of the dead were recovered from one of the crashed trucks and were burnt beyond recognition.
He added that they had been deposited at a morgue in Ipara.
Umar said: “The FRSC wishes to inform the motoring public of the fire incident on the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway which occurred in the early hours of today, involving a petrol tanker laden with Premium Motors Spirit around Tunji Alegi Filling Station, Kwakyama Area of Ogere.
“This development calls for caution as the spill has affected some other vehicles parked at the shoulder of the road.”
Umar said that five vehicles were involved in the inferno, and urged motorists to cooperate with traffic managers to reduce hours spent in traffic.
He also said fire fighters at Sagamu, Police Traffic Division at Ogere and Gateway Police Station, Old Tollgate, Ogere had been contacted.
He said that traffic had been diverted to avoid more crashes and further loss of lives and property on the road.
Umar advised motorists to take alternative routes.
Football manager dies of heart attack while celebrating team’s 92nd minute winner in Egypt
An Egyptian second division manager, Adham El-Selhadar has died after suffering a heart attack while celebrating his team’s last minute win.
The sad incident happened on Thursday, Dec 2, when El-Magd scored a 92nd minute goal to defeat SC El-Zarqa at home.
El Magd manager, El-Selhadar, watched on as his side scored against El-Zarqa in the 92nd minute to progress up to seventh in the table on 14 points in the Egyptian Second League match.
Amongst all the wild celebrations and drama, coach Adham El-Selhadar collapsed on the sidelines as players and staff ran over to check what had happened.
He was attended to by medics before being taken to hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
El-Selhadar had been a professional player in the 1990s, winning the Egyptian Premier League and Egypt Cup before becoming a coach.
Police arrest officer who killed a rig operator in Osun
The Osun State Police Command has arrested Sergeant Moses Samuel who fatally shot Kabiru Babai, a rig operator with the Shekeenah Zelter Global Concept at Ota-Efun area in Osogbo.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that there was palpable tension on Friday morning after a police officer shot a truck driver to death at the Ota-Efun area in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
The police has now revealed Sergeant Moses Samuel as the personnel who fatally shot the rig operator at Ota-Efun area of Osogbo, on Friday, December 3, 2021.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Yemisi Opalola, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Opalola said “The Osun State Police Command in its continued efforts to curtail all forms of indiscipline and unprofessionalism, has arrested and detained the police officer, Sgt Moses Samuel who shot one Mallam Kabiru Babai ‘m’ 33years Yesterday, 3rd December 2021 around Kobogbogboe/Ota-efun Area, Osogbo.
“The investigations and disciplinary actions have commenced and the suspect will be arraigned in court after the completion of the orderly room trial to serve as a deterrent to other officers.”
She explained that the Police Commissioner, Olawale Olokode, has expressed his condolences to the victim’s family and friends and also assured the members of the public that justice will be served in the matter.