Three Persons Killed in Road Accident


Yekini Jimoh in Lokoja

No fewer than three people have been killed along the Ochadamu-Ajaokuta road, in Ofu Local Government Area of Kogi State in a ghastly motor accident. The Kogi State Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Mr Olusegun Martins, who disclosed this to journalists in Lokoja yesterday, said the accident occurred on Sunday. The sector commander said four vehicles, a Toyota bus, a car and two trailers loaded with cement were involved in the accident.

According to him, nine people were involved in the accident, but six persons sustained different degrees of injuries, while three people died on the spot.

He further revealed that all the dead victims and the injured were taken to the morgue at Anyigba Teaching Hospital in Dekina Local Government Area of the state.

He attributed the accident to overspending, wrongful over taking and lost of control, as he assured that full investigation would be carried out later.

He called on motorists to adhere to all the road regulations and desist from wrongful over taking and over speeding , adding that it is always imperative to take extra care during the ember months of the year.