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Oyo Police, FRSC keep mum 24 hours after 18 die in road accident

Posted by on October 10, 2021 0

The Oyo State Police Command and the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) are yet to provide details of the accident which claimed about 18 lives on Saturday.

DAILY POST recalls that about 18 people reportedly lost their lives as a result of an accident that occurred along Iseyin-Ibadan Road on Saturday evening.

It was gathered that the incident occurred at a sharp bend at Kilometre 5, Iseyin-Ibadan Road.

Our correspondent gathered that about eight of the passengers were members of a Baptist Church in Ibadan.

DAILY POST learnt that the church members were coming from Saki.

It was gathered that the two buses collided which resulted in the death of about 18 of the passengers in both buses.

Some of the victims were taken to a private hospital, FADOK Hospital in Iseyin, DAILY POST gathered.

A member of the Baptist Convention in the state confirmed that some of the members of the church died in the accident.

He told DAILY POST on Sunday that, “Yes. Some of our members of Baptist were involved in the accident. A pastor and some members.

“They were coming from Saki”.

But, the state police command and the Federal Road Safety Corps, Oyo State command, have refused to provide details of the incident.

This is coming 24 hours after the incident occurred.

Public Relations Officer of the State Police Command, Mr Adewale Osifeso, when contacted on Sunday, told DAILY POST that he will provide details.

Osifeso said, “Updates would be made available soonest, please”.

Similarly, efforts to get details of the accident from the FRSC also proved to be abortive.

An official of the FRSC, who spoke on behalf of the Sector Commandant, Mrs. Uche Winifred Chukwurah, noted that the command is yet to receive details of the incident from its officers.

She told DAILY POST on Sunday that the Sector Commandant was on leave.

She said that the command has not been briefed about the incident 24 hours after the incident.

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