The management of the Ondo State Government-owned Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, has postponed indefinitely, the examinations scheduled to commence on Monday, January 24.
According to a statement by the Acting Registrar of the university, OpeOluwa Akinfenwa, the development comes as a result of the fatal road crash which occurred in the town on Saturday evening, in which some students of the university lost their lives.
The management commiserated with the affected families, the university community and the Akungba community in general on the sad incident.
Several persons are feared dead following a ghastly accident that occurred on Saturday evening close to the main gate of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko, Ondo State.
Eyewitness reports said the victims among which were students of the university were crushed to death by a truck conveying cement.
The State Sector Command of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) is yet to confirm the incident.
However, the Management of the Adekunle Ajasin University, confirmed the incident in a statement.
The statement made public by the Acting Registrar of the university, OpeOluwa Akinfenwa, said the management commiserates with the families, the university community in particular and the Akungba community in general on the sad incident.
Consequently, it postponed indefinitely, the examinations which had been scheduled to commence on Monday.
Ten persons who were involved in motor accident along between Jigawa and Kano State have been confirmed dead.
The young men were said to have been on theor way from Gagarawa Local Government in Jigawa State to Kano State for the Nigerian Navy recruitment when the accident occurred along Ringim.
The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, SP Abdu Jinjiri who confirmed their death to Channels Television, said two others were injured and are receiving treatment at the Ringim General Hospital.
According to Jinjiri, the accident involved a trailer and a Volkswagen golf three which was carrying 12 passengers.
“There occurred a fatal motor accident along Hadejia/Kano Road in Ringim Local Government which involved a commercial golf three wagon with REG. NO AA 320 TAR JGW Conveying 12 passengers driven by one Auwalu Muhammad.” Sp Jinjiri said.
He added “the said number of occupants x on reaching Iabdullahii Masallachi area mine x he rammed into stationed daf truck x parked by one Aminu Hassan m’ age 25yrs of malam Madori LGA x after developing a mechanical fault x with registration number DUT201 x Jigawa State.
“As a result, 10 persons including the driver lost their lives while two are responding to treatment x corpses released to relatives”.
Six people have been confirmed dead and 11 others injured after a passenger bus crashed with a truck at Niwelle Junction along the Nteje-Onitsha expressway.
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) confirmed this in a statement signed on Sunday by Sector Commander FRSC Anambra State, Andrew Kumapayi.
The accident according to Road Safety was caused due to over-speeding, leading to loss of control and eventually the crash.
“Six people killed and eleven injured in a fatal crash involving a mini white bus belonging to CDO transport Company with registration number BGT 313 XA and a white truck without a registration number recorded at 1710hrs this evening 22nd November 2020 at Niwelle Junction along Nteje-Onitsha expressway.
“Eyewitness report reaching us indicates that the crash occurred as a result of over speeding leading to loss of control of the bus and crashing eventually, the statement read in part.
A total number of 17 people including 11Male adults and six female adults were involved in the Crash.
Those who sustained varying degree of injuries were rushed to Iyienu Hospital, Ogidi, and bodies of those who died deposited at the Mogue after doctor’s confirmation
Three persons have died while two others are said to have sustained various degrees of injuries in an accident involving a diesel truck and a Toyota Corolla car around Ajegunle on Papalanto-Ilaro road in Ogun.
The Ogun State Traffic Compliant and Enforcement Agency confirmed this on Wednesday.
According to the spokesperson of the agency, Babatunde Akinbiyi, the accident was caused by over speeding on the path of the truck driver who in the process collided with the Corolla car coming from the opposite direction.
Akinbiyi noted that five people were in the Toyota car marked JJJ 91 GD while two people were in the truck with no registration number.
The TRACE spokesperson added that the injured victims were taken to Ilaro General Hospital while the deceased were deposited at same hospital mortuary.
“The truck was inbound Papalanto from Ilaro while the Toyota corolla car was outbound Papalanto to Ilaro when the crash occurred,” he said.
“According to eyewitness account, the truck was on top speed when it suddenly lost control due to break failure and collided with the car that was coming from the opposite direction.
“The accidented vehicles have been deposited at Ewekoro Divisional Police Command, including the truck driver and the motor boy.
He, however, commiserated with the families of the deceased while also enjoining motorists to avoid excessive speeding and ensure they maintain their vehicles before setting out on a journey.
Two persons have been reported killed in an accident which occurred at the old tollgate in the Sango area of Ogun State, while another was injured after a container collided with two trucks along the Abeokuta expressway.
The incident, according to the Ogun State traffic enforcement agency and the Federal Roads Safety Corps happened as a result of a brake failure.
“The containerized truck with registration Number: AAA448XJ had a Brake failure and crossed to the other lane outbound Lagos while it had a head-on collision with another truck and the tanker outbound Lagos,” an official said.
“Two male passersby were crushed to death and 1 female injured.
“TRACE operatives and other sister agencies collectively rescued the situation, took the injured to the Ota state hospital while the presumed dead was taken to Ifo mortuary”.
They, however, noted that efforts are still ongoing to move the accidented vehicles off the road.
15 people have died in an accident that occurred on the Omen bridge along the Ijebu-Ode/Ibadan highway.
The Public Relations Officer of the Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed this on Tuesday.
Also, according to him, 38 others were injured in the accident, while 12 others were unhurt.
Akinbiyi explained that the accident involved only one vehicle – a Mitsubishi Canter, marked XE-331-MKA with 65 occupants.
He said the vehicle fell into a ditch as a result of over-speeding and recklessness, while the driver was trying to avoid an oncoming vehicle.
“The dead bodies were recovered from the ditch, where the vehicle crashed and later to Sabo following the request of the Hausa community, while the injured victims have been taken to the General Hospital in Ijebu-Ode,” Akinbiyi said.