– Ex-president Olusegun Obasanjo’s son has been involved in a ghastly motor accident
– The accident is said to have occurred while on his way from Osun state
– The ex-president’s son is said to have attended his stepmother’s 75th birthday
A family source says Obj’s son and others involved in the crash have been rushed to the teaching hospital in Ibadan Emerging reports suggest that Ex-President Obasanjo’s son, Oba, was involved in a ghastly auto crash on Sunday, February 28.
According to Sahara Reporters, Oba was on his way from Ilesha in Osun state where he had gone to attend the 75th birthday party ceremony of his stepmother, Mabel.
An eyewitness said the car he was driving is now a write-off with occupants including Oba sustaining critical injuries. A family source told newsmen that Oba and others injured in the accident have been taken to the University teaching Hospital in Ibadan, Oyo state for treatment.
Meanwhile, no fewer than five people lost their lives on Thursday, February 25, following a fatal crash at Akoda junction, Ede, along Gbongan/Osogbo road. Witnesses say a truck on top speed on its way to Osogbo, suddenly lost control and ran over some people believed to be road-side traders.
According to Tribune Online, five other people sustained various degrees of injures following the accidents, while others scampered to safety. Residents of Akoda area said the number of casualties could have been more than five, but the timely arrival of ambulance and treatment of others who sustained injuries saved some people from losing their lives.
The Head of Operation, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Osun Sector Command, Mr Rufus Adewumi, confirmed the crash. Adewumi said the auto crash was caused by over-speeding that could not be managed when the vehicle involved lost control.
He disclosed that two male adults, one female adult and two children (male and female), were the major victims as at press time. Adewumi added that four people were injured while one person who was trapped in the crash, escaped unhurt.