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The Olu of Onibuku in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Abraham Bankole, was on Tuesday, crushes to death by a truck.

The monarch was said to be aboard a tricycle, otherwise known as Keke Napep, when the truck ran over the tricycle along the Ota-Idiroko expressway, close to Winners Chapel.

The Oba was said to have died on the spot when the truck with registration number, EPE 252 XF, crushed him while trying to alight from the tricycle.

Contacted, the spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, Florence Okpe, said “I was informed of the incident today.”

Okpe, however, said she was yet to be fully briefed by the FRSC in Ota Unit.

A first-class Oba in Ogun West, who did not want his name in print, confirmed the incident, expressing sadness over why the monarch decided to commute in a tricycle instead of a personal car.

There are speculations that Oba Bankole might have parked his car due to the hike in the pump price of petrol.

The monarch’s remains, it was gathered, have been deposited at the General Hospital, Ota.



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