Three killed in accident on Lagos-Ibadan expressway

NEWS DIGEST – Three persons were on Monday confirmed dead in an accident involving a tipper loaded with granite and a Dangote truck around Mile 12 Market, Ogere, Ogun State, on the Lagos/Ibadan Expressway.

Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson for Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps in Ogun, confirmed the accident to the News Agency of Nigeria in Abeokuta.

Akinbiyi said that the accident occurred around 5:45 a.m., saying that the accident was caused by the tipper with registration number MUS-589 XX.

“We learnt that the tipper was heading inbound Lagos on top speed from a quarry at Isara. It lost control and rammed into the Dangote truck with registration number NSR-89 YQ from behind.

“The three people who lost their lives were in the loaded tipper.

“The two accidented vehicles were taken to the Police Motor Traffic Division at Ogere,’’ he said.

Akinbiyi said that the corpses of the deceased had been deposited at FOS Mortuary, Ipara.