The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of three traditional rulers in an auto crash in Ogbomoso, Oyo State, on Friday.
Speaking with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Ibadan on Saturday, FRSC Sector Commander in Oyo State, Mr Joshua Adekanye, attributed the cause of the auto crash to speed violation and wrongful overtaking.
According to Adekanye, two vehicles involved were a white M/Benz E230 car with registration number ‘OLODOGBO’ and a white Scania Truck with registration number MUS 301 XF.
He said that six people were involved in the accident; three died and the others were injured.
“The injured victims were taken to LAUTECH Teaching Hospital, Ogbomoso while the corpses were deposited at the same hospital morgue,” Adekanye said.
An eyewitness, Mr Samuel Oloruntoba, however, told NAN that the traditional rulers of Odogbo, Bowula, and Ayetoro communities in Orire local government areas of Oyo State died in the accident
According to Oloruntoba, the victims were on their way to a funeral party of another traditional ruler’s relation in the area when the accident occurred at Arinkinkin area of Ogbomoso.
He said the deceased traditional rulers Mercedes Benz rammed into an oncoming truck which resulted in their death.