1,700 FRSC Personnel Deployed To Oversee Traffic Activities On Highways During Yuletide

 

A total of 1,700 personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) have been deployed to oversee traffic activities on highways across Ogun and Lagos States.

Specifically, the personnel would be overseeing the Lagos – Ibadan; Sagamu – Ijebu Ode; Sagamu – Mosinmi – Ikorodu; Abeokuta – Sagamu; Abeokuta – Ibadan; Abeokuta – Ifo, Sango – Ota and Idiroko corridors.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Route Commander Florence Okpe Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Ogun State Sector Command.

According to the statement, this deployment is part of the Ember Months Special Patrol Operations which will commence from Thursday, December 19, 2019, till Monday, January 20, 2020.

The Special Patrol Operations would focus on, excessive speed; dangerous driving; wrongful overtaking; lane indiscipline; use of phones while driving; seat belt violation; overloading violation; tyre violation (expired/ substandard) as well as speed limiting device violation; unlacthed vehicles violation; child restraint violation; passengers manifest violation by commercial vehicles and use of drugs & intoxicating alcoholic beverages while driving.

Meanwhile, the FRSC Ogun State Command has also embarked on aggressive motor parks public enlightenment campaigns across the state.

It has also concluded arrangements with the NDLEA to conduct joint drug tests on drivers suspected to have consumed illicit drugs as well as those that have consumed intoxicant alcoholic beverages beyond the legally tolerable level.

In addition, eye examinations would be conducted in partnership with the National Optometric Association (NOA), to ensure only drivers with good eye sights are allowed to drive passengers during the Yuletide.

Five Killed, Several Injured In Ogun Road Accident

 

Five persons have died while several others sustained injuries after a vehicle collided with a median along the Lagos / Ibadan expressway.

The Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Florence Okpe, confirmed that the accident occurred at Onigari, a border between Ogun and Oyo state, in the early hours of Friday.

According to Okpe, the incident was as a result of over speeding.

“The Federal Road Safety Corps Ogun State Command wishes to inform the motoring public of a fatal crash that occurred this morning at about 0849 hrs on Friday 20 September 2019 on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway around Onigari, the border town of Ogun State with Oyo State,” she said.

“The lone crash involved a commercial bus that travelled all the way from Sokoto State but stopped briefly in Ibadan to pick other passengers.

“The bus was heading towards Lagos State before it lost control, at Onigari due to excessive speed, and collided with the road median with the bus upturning and bursting into flames.”

“The crash involved 18 passengers comprising 17 Male Adults and 1 Female Adult.”

“A total of 10 adults sustained injuries from the crash but five of the passengers, unfortunately, died from the crash comprising
4 male adults and 1 female adult.”

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According to Okpe, the remains of the deceased have been deposited at the Olabisi Onabanjo Teaching Hospital, Sagamu.

Meanwhile, the FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Clement Oladele, has commiserated with the families of the victims and advised members of the public whose relatives travelled, requiring more information about the crash, to contact the FRSC Command at KM27 Ibadan – Lagos Expressway at Ogunmakin or the Olabisi Onabanjo University Teaching Hospital (OOUTH).

He also cautioned the public on the need to drive carefully especially as the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway is still undergoing rehabilitation.

According to Oladele, the recommended speed at construction area is 50 kilometers per hour.

Ogun Governorship Tussle: Tribunal Dismisses Two Petitions Against Dapo Abiodun

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The three man governorship election petition tribunal sitting in Abeokuta, the Ogun state capital and headed by Justice Halilu Yusuf, has dismissed the two petitions brought before it by the governorship candidate of the Allied People’s Movement (APM), Abdulkabir Akinlade as it affirmed the victory of the Ogun state governor, Dapo Abiodun in the last governorship election in the state.

Delivering his judgment,the tribunal chairman, dismissed allegation of false declaration of qualification and over voting allegations by the petitioner,
saying that he failed to prove these allegations beyond reasonable doubt.

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The petitioner had approached the tribunal challenging the victory of the state governor on the basis of alleged over voting in 142 polling units across the state , false declaration of qualification ,non compliant with the electoral act 2010 as amended among other allegations.

Ogun Govt To Empower 200 Youths Under Agriculture Scheme

 

The Ogun State government has flagged off the first phase of the FADAMA Undergraduate Unemployed Youths and Women Scheme.

The programme is aimed at encouraging the participation of women and the youth in general in Agriculture, as part of efforts to boost the state’s economy.

During the event which took place at the Arcade ground of the governor’s office in Abeokuta, the state capital, the governor announced the adoption of 200 successful beneficiaries of the first phase of the scheme.

He said the beneficiaries will be provided with farmlands as well as improved agricultural seedlings, species and suckers to kick start their agricultural experience.

Dapo Abiodun Signs Security Trust Fund Bill Into Law

 

Ogun State Governor, Dapo Abiodun, has signed the State Security Trust Fund Bill, passed by the state assembly.

According to a statement by the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Kunle Somorin, the governor signed the bill after it was presented to him by the Speaker of the House, Rt. Hon. Olakunle Oluomo at his office, Oke-Mosan, Abeokuta.

Abiodun had last weekend inaugurated the committee of the Trust Fund, headed by Mr Bolaji Balogun to source for money for the acquisition and deployment of security equipment to help in preventing crime.

Also according to the statement, the committee is expected to reserve part of the fund for the training of security personnel.

Similarly, the governor also signed the Ogun State Road Mantaince Agency (Amendment) 2019 into law, as part of efforts to address the deplorable condition of township and rural roads.

Unknown Gunmen Abduct Three In Ogun

 

Three persons have been abducted by unknown gunmen in Ogun state.

According to the Ogun state Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Abimbola Oyeyemi, the victims were on their way to Ibadan from Lagos when they were abducted around Ajebo portion of the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Tuesday evening.

“Yesterday been 23rd of July 2019, at about 8.00 pm, the command received a report that some hoodlums suddenly came out of the Bush at Oniworo village along Lagos/Ibadan expressway and attacked two vehicles coming from Lagos heading toward Ibadan,” he said.

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“In the process, the occupants of the vehicles scampered for safety and three of them were subsequently abducted and taken to yet to be known destination.”

The Police spokesperson added that the Commissioner of Police in Ogun, CP Bashir Makama, has deployed high power security operatives led by the Deputy Commissioner of police in charge of operations to the scene with the mandate to rescue the victims unhurt as well as bringing the hoodlums to book.

“The CP further reiterated his earlier stance that the state will never be allowed to be a theater of operations for any criminal,” he concluded.

Normalcy Restored In Ogun After Tanker Accident

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The Mack truck laden with Petroleum Motor Spirit (PMS) which killed one person and injured eight others along the Sango corridor of the Lagos/Abeokuta expressway in Ogun state has been towed off the road.

The tanker lost control as a result of brake failure and rammed into a sports utility vehicle and a motorcycle.

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According to the route commander of the Ogun state S3 for of the FRSC, Mrs Florence Okpe, the content was successfully transloaded into another truck.

She added that the earlier gridlock around the Jojo area of the road has also been cleared.

“The earlier reported obstruction caused by the crashed tanker laden with PMS, around Jujo on Abeokuta – Otta route, has been successfully towed off the road, after transloading to another Truck and traffic gridlock, has been brought under control.

“Even though traffic on both sections of the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway is heavy, FRSC personnel, other traffic and emergency agencies are still on the ground managing the traffic situation.”

She asked for the cooperation of motorists with traffic and emergency agencies, as they try to clear the backlog of traffic.

“Motorists are enjoined to cooperate with the FRSC and sister traffic and emergency agencies working to restore the free flow of traffic.”

Three Herdsmen Arrested For Allegedly Killing Farmer In Ogun

The Ogun State police command says its men have apprehended three herdsmen over the alleged murder of a 40-year-old farmer at Alabata Area of Odeda Local Government of the state.

Police spokesperson in the state, Abimbola Oyetemi said the arrested suspects are Muhammed Adamu, Saliu Ismail, and Saliu Adamu

He added that they were arrested following a distress call by people of Adao village.

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“There was complaint that some herdsmen while grazing their cattle entered the farm of one Rafiu Sowemimo and destroyed some of his crops. The victim thereafter accosted the herders and challenged them to know the reason behind their action.

“This led to altercation between him and the herders, consequent upon which the herdsmen stabbed him to death,” Oyetemi said.

Commissioner of Police in the state, Bashir Makama, thereafter directed the Deputy Commissioner of police in-charge of operations and that of State criminal investigation and intelligence Department to move into the scene and ensure that the culprit were brought to book.

The officers led other policemen to the scene and with information from villagers, they were able to arrest the three herders who perpetrated the heinous crime.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police who have been to the village to condole the family of the victim has ordered the transfer of the suspects to Homicide section of the State Criminal investigation and intelligence department for proper investigation and prosecution.

Four Sustain Injuries After Tanker Accident In Ogun

 

The Ogun State Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has said that four persons have sustained various degrees of injuries after a tanker overturned at the Ogere area of Ogun state.

According to the state sector commander of FRSC, Mr Clement Oladele the accident happened on Saturday morning; inbound the Lagos -Ibadan Expressway.

Oladele explained that the tanker which was burnt beyond recognition was heading to Ibadan from Lagos when it lost control due to dangerous driving and excessive speeding.

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He said that the accident affected another vehicle, a Mitsubishi car with registration number DKA 653 ZP.

“The victims, who had parts of their bodies burnt, were rescued and taken to Victory Hospital, Ogere, for medical attention,’’ he said.

He informed that the FRSC officers and personnel of other sister agencies had already cleared the obstruction, to ease free flow of traffic on the expressway.

The FRSC boss, however, advised motorists to drive cautiously and adhere to all traffic rules and regulation that prohibit overtaking at diversion points and construction zones, to avoid crashes.

Three Dead As Bus Plunges Into River In Ogun

 

Three persons have died after a bus plunged into Ososa River along the Ijebu ode / Sagamu road, while eleven others were injured in Ogun state.

According to the Ogun state Federal Road safety Corp (FRSC), the accident occurred around 10.32 on Thursday morning.

FRSC route commander, Florence Okpe, said the lone accident was a yellow painted MAZDA E220 commercial bus.

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“The suspected cause of the crash is mechanical deficiency with the bus that took off from Ijebu Ode Motor park for Lagos, but lost control and plugged into the Ososa River in Ijebu Ode.

“The injured victims were rescued to the General Hospital Ijebu Ode, and the corpses of the dead victims were deposited at the same Ijebu Ode General Hospital Mortuary. Efforts are currently on going to remove the Mazda bus from the river.

“The FRSC Sector Commander , Clement Oladele has commiserated with the families of the crash victims and advised vehicle operators to put their Vehicles in good condition before any trip, and be cautious during the raining season to avoid road traffic crashes ” she concluded.

Police Arrest Man For Allegedly Raping Teenager

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The police in Ogun State say they have arrested a 30-year-old man for allegedly raping a 16-year-old girl.

According to a statement issued by the Police Public Relations Officer, DSP, Abimbola Oyeyemi, the arrest was made after the victim reported the case at the Ibafo Police Station.

Oyeyemi explained that the suspect who is a friend of the family went to the victim’s house on the said date at about 1:30 pm asking for her parents.

According to the young girl’s account, when he found out that her parents had gone to church, he grabbed her and forcefully committed the act.

Thereafter, the case was reported and the DPO Ibafo Division, SP Abiodun Ayinde, detailed his detectives to the scene at Mapara Makogi area and the man was promptly arrested.

On interrogation, the suspect who admitted to being a friend to the family of the victim, claimed not to know what came over him when he committed the act.
According to him, the young girl always saw him as a brother.

Meanwhile, the Commissioner of Police, CP Bashir Makama has ordered the transfer of the suspect to the Anti-Human Trafficking and Child Labour Unit of the State Criminal Investigation and Intelligence Department for proper investigation and prosecution.

Suspected Smugglers Kill One Customs Officer In Ogun

 

A Customs Officer, Assistant Superintendent, Yakubu Shuaibu, has been shot dead in an ambush by suspected smugglers in Ogun State.

According to the spokesman of the Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Federal Operations Unit (FOU), Zone A, Jerry Attah, another officer sustained gunshot wounds when the attackers laid ambush and opened fire on their way back to the base, after making seizure of smuggled rice.

“They were on a patrol; they had made seizure of smuggled rice while taking the rice to their base, they were ambushed.”

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The late Shuaibu was shot at Akinrun Village, Oja – Odan axis in Yewa North Local Government Area and died from the injuries sustained.

“The officer was shot on Sunday, but he died today.”

The FOU Spokesman said that the officer has been buried according to Islamic rites.

He added that no arrest has been made, but an investigation is still on.