Just in: One dead in Lagos accident

Just in: One dead in Lagos accident

The police in Lagos have confirmed that one person died and five others sustained injuries when a car rammed into a shop in the Alagbado area of the state on Sunday.

 

Police Public Relations Officer, Lagos Command, Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed this in a statement on Sunday.

 

Ajisebutu said that the car, driven by Akinola Sulaimon, rammed into the shop at 3.00 p.m. at Amje bus stop, Ajegunle, Alagbado area.

Lagos police confirmed the accident

 

“The accident involved a black Toyota Highlander Jeep with registration number BDG 654 DC; driven by one Akinola Sulaimon.

 

“While driving from toll gate axis towards Kola bus stop; on the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway; the driver rammed into some shops at Amje area.

 

“As a result of the auto crash, one female victim, Simisola Abedoye, died and five others are critically injured,’’ he said.

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Meanwhile, the injured victims have been taken to the hospital for treatment, while the corpse was deposited in the morgue.

 

“All the injured victims were taken to the General Hospital, Ota, Ogun State, where they are receiving medical treatment.

“However, the body of the deceased has been deposited in the morgue of the same hospital for autopsy’’.

 

Meanwhile, the driver has been arrested and is in police custody; while efforts are being made to recover the vehicle involved in the crash.

 

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, Abiodun Alabi, has directed that a speedy, but thorough, investigation into the accident should be carried out.

 

Alabi expressed condolence to the family of the deceased.

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