A liquor-laden truck on Tuesday crushed a traditional ruler of the Onibuku community in Ado/Odo-Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Abraham Bankole, to death.
The monarch was reported to have died in the accident on the Idi-Iroko expressway, close to Winners Chapel, Sango-Ota.
The incident was reported to have occurred when a moving truck with registration number EPE 252 XF, belonging to Rocket Jinja Liquor crushed him while alighting from the tricycle popularly known as Keke Maruwa.
According to an eyewitness who does not want to be mentioned, Oba Bankole died instantly after the truck hit the tricycle in which the monarch was from behind.
The source said the monarch fell while trying to escape, but, was killed by the truck.
When contacted, the spokesperson for the Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi confirmed the incident.
Akinbiyi said his officer had been briefed over the fatal accident, but, did not confirm the identity of the dead.
He said “Yes, it is true. There was an accident in the area today and it recorded a casualty.”
He said the remains of the monarch have been deposited at the Ota General Hospital morgue while the truck had been moved out of the road by police officers.
Akinbiyi said, “Corps Commander and Chief Executive Officer of Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Agency commiserates with the Kabiyesi’s family and entire inhabitants of the community.”