It was a black day in Ogun on Tuesday  as the Olu of Onibuku, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Abraham Bankole was crushed to death by a truck.


It was gathered that the monarch was aboard a tricycle, otherwise known as Keke Napep, when the truck ran over him 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 alighting from the tricycle.



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 may not have a befitting car or he 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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