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5 die, 6 injured in Ogun road accident

5 die, 6 injured in Ogun road accident
Written by Maritime First

… As Police arrest 2 suspected bandits in Niger***

No fewer than five persons, on Friday, lost their lives in an accident involving two vehicles in Ogun.

Mr Ahmed Umar, Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Ogun Command, confirmed the incident to the newsmen in Ota, Ogun, on Friday.

He said that the crash occurred at about 12.56 pm. on Friday on Ago-Iwoye-Ibadan road, around Arebi village in Ogun.

Umar said that six others sustained various degrees of injuries in the incident.

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He further stated that a total of 11 persons, comprising six male adults and five female adults, were involved in the accident, with an Opel Safia car, with registration number: FN 73 APP and a Madza bus, marked FST 877 YC.

The sector commander said that five persons, comprising three male adults and two female adults, died in the incident.

“The corpses of the victims have been deposited at the morgue of the General Hospital, Ijebu-Ode, while the survivors are also receiving treatment at the same hospital,” he said.

Umar, who blamed the crash on excessive speeding and wrongful overtaking, cautioned motorists against speed violation, stating that they should drive defensively and be extra careful to avoid unnecessary loss of lives.

He called on family members of the victims to contact the Ago-Iwoye outpost of FRSC for more information about the crash.

In the meantime, the Police in Niger said it has arrested two suspected bandits and recovered 71 cows and 23 sheep which they allegedly stole.

The Public Relations Officer of the Command, DSP Wasiu Abiodun, disclosed this in a statement on Friday in Minna.

He said that on Sept. 30, at about 6 pm, police operatives attached to Gawu-Babangida Division arrested the two male suspects following credible information.

“The suspects were sighted at Izom cattle market with two suspected stolen sheep.

“The sheep were suspected to have been rustled from Zazagha village, Munya Local Government Area of the state, on November 26.”

The Police spokesman said that the suspects were arrested after an alarm was raised by people of the area.

“During interrogation, the suspects confessed to be members of a 10-man gang of bandits who stormed Chibani and Dnalakpe villages via Zazagha and rustled the cattle.

“In the course of the investigation, 71 cows and 23 sheep were recovered from the suspects in the process of moving the cattle from Zazagha forest to Kwali Area of FCT Abuja,” the statement said.

Abiodun said that effort is ongoing by the police to arrest other fleeing members of the gang.

He said that the Commissioner of Police in the state, Mr Monday Kuryas, has reassured residents of the state of the command`s commitment to tackle any form of criminality.

Kuryas urged members of the public to always give useful information to the police and other security agencies in the state in order to nip crime in the bud.

 

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