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Two siblings die in Ijebu Ode auto crash


Two siblings have been confirmed dead in an accident at Irewon junction along Imowo -Ibadan garage road in Ijebu Ode Area of Ogun State.

Spokesperson of the Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed the incident to newsmen in Abeokuta, capital of the state.

According to Akinbiyi, a motorist who was speeding around 7:50am on Monday, lost control and rammed into two pedestrians from behind (male and female siblings) and killed them on the spot.

The Honda Accord car was marked – KJA 394 EE.

The spokesperson of TRACE in the state said, “Two pedestrians (male and female siblings) were confirmed dead and their bodies deposited at Ijebu Ode General Hospital Mortuary. The Honda Accord car had been towed to the police station in Obalende, Ijebu Ode, for further investigation.

“The driver of the car was arrested by police from Obalende Division, Ijebu Ode. Angry youths who hitherto blocked the entire Imowo–Ibadan garage road were chased away from the road by Police and Nigerian Army.

“The driver of the Honda Car was driving recklessly when the vehicle lost control and rammed into the children who were walking by the roadside, backing traffic.

“But for the intervention of TRACE, the Army, and Police the driver would have been lynched, the vehicle burnt with the likelihood of mayhem following,” he said.

The TRACE publicist commiserated with the family of the deceased, warning drivers to always ensure they drive at a controllable speed.

He also appealed to pedestrians to avoid backing traffic while walking by the roadside, saying they should face oncoming traffic to avert danger.

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