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Only Two Male Students Killed in Ojodu Truck Crash, Injured 12 Getting Better in Hospital -Ojodu LG boss

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Since the unfortunate event where a truck rammed into students of Babs Fafunwa Millennium School, Ojodu formerly Ojodu Grammar School on Tuesday, conflicting reports have been going rounds. The number of casualties has actually become a major concern for Lagosians.

An investigation has now revealed that only two students of the school were confirmed dead and twelve injured by the DAF truck with registration No. APP 438 YA disaster.

According to a statement made available by Lagos State Police Command spokesperson, CSP Adekunle Ajisebutu, it was confirmed that the driver of the truck, one Bolaji Kabiru ‘m’ has been arrested.

Traffic personnel from the Motor Traffic Department of the Ojodu Police Division immediately visited the scene. Corpses of the dead students were evacuated with the support of officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and were deposited at the Morgue of the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy.

The injured victims were taken to St Timothy Hospital, Ojodu; Royal Hospital; God’s Apple City Hospital and Lagos State Accident and Control Centre.

It was reported that the Executive Chairman Ojodu LCDA, Mr David Olusegun Odunmbaku, Area Commander, Area F Police Command, Ikeja, ACP Alli Zongo, and Divisional Police Officer (DPO) Ojodu, CSP Akinola Arowojolu, visited the hospitals to commiserate with victims.

Odunmbaku in an official statement on Wednesday revealed the identity of the deceased.

The full statement below:

8TH DECEMBER, 2021 PRESS RELEASE:
EVENTS OF FATAL MOTOR/PEDESTRIANS ACCIDENT AT OJODU INVOLVING STUDENTS ON TUESDAY 7TH DECEMBER, 2021

Yesterday, December 7, 2021, at about 02:15 pm, a DAF truck with Registration No. APP 438 YA driven by one ‘Bolaji Kabiru’ rammed into some pedestrians at Grammar School Bus Stop along Ogunnusi Road later identified as students of Bab Fafunwa Millennium School, Ojodu Junior Grammar School, Omole Junior High School.

Unfortunately, as a result of the accident, two students were confirmed dead on the spot. The identity of the deceased revealed below:

1. Adedoyin Adebayo,
2. Akpolebi Israel

Asides from the two deceased, seven (7) females and five (5) males totalling twelve victims also sustained varying degrees of injuries.

Corpses of the dead students have been evacuated with the support of officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and were deposited at the Morgue of the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy.