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  1. Deborah Ifejuwura Olajide, a 200 level Food Science Technology student of the Federal University of Technology Akure (FUTA), Ondo State, has been killed by a hit and run driver. Olajide, who was said to be on her home from vigil was knocked down by the vehicle in the early hours of Thursday, while her lifeless body was discovered by her colleagues. According to a source, the driver of the vehicle who was on top speed rammed into the speed breaker mounted along FUTA junction and in the process tried to avoid other speed breakers and knocked down the girl who was walking home.
  2. No fewer than six Lagos residents on Wednesday lost their lives in crashes in the Ikorodu and Ilasamaja areas of the state. It was learnt that while three people died in the first crash which happened in Itoikin, Ikorodu, three passengers of a Toyota Coaster bus lost their lives after a signboard fell on their vehicle on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway. The corpses of the victims were deposited in different morgues in the state. Our correspondent gathered that officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Lagos State Emergency Management Agency, Lagos State Ambulance Service and the State Environmental Health Monitoring Unit responded to the incidents. The Itoikin accident was caused by speeding, adding that the bus, with the number plate AKD 726 FN, rammed into a stationary trailer. He said, “The accident happened around 4.30am and it involved a fully-loaded commercial bus. The driver probably thought by that time, the road should be free, so he was at top speed when he rammed into a parked trailer. Three young men died on the spot, including the bus driver. The other passengers sustained varying degrees of injury.” The corpses were reportedly deposited in the Ikorodu General Hospital mortuary, while the injured were admitted to the hospital. It was learnt that the second crash occurred within a four-hour interval, as a truck, whose container flipped up, hit a signboard at the Ilasamaja end of the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway. The concretised signboard was said to have fallen on the commercial bus trailing the truck. The General Manager of LASEMA, Tiamiyu Adeshina, said three passengers died in the accident while seven others sustained serious injuries. He noted that the agency’s response team had received a distress call on the incident via the emergency toll free line 112/767 around 8.26am. He said, “We learnt that the accident happened at Ilasamaja bus stop inward Oshodi on the Apapa-Oshodi Expressway. “Preliminary investigation carried out by the LASEMA response team revealed that an empty Iveco truck, with the number plate, MEK 695 XA, hit an overhead signpost, which fell on a commercial Toyota Coaster bus coming from behind. “Seven victims (four adult females and three adult male) with severe injuries were rescued and stabilised by the agency’s officials and LASAMBUS and subsequently transferred to the Mushin General Hospital for further treatment. Unfortunately, three adult males lost their lives and were handed over to officials of SEHMU for transfer to the mortuary.” The LASEMA boss urged motorists to always drive within the approved speed limit and watch out for road signs and other impediments to avert an unnecessary loss of lives. Aside from the rescue agencies, policemen from the Cele and Itire divisions were said to have responded to the accident. The Public Affairs Officer of LASTMA, Mahmud Hassan, said the state traffic officials assisted in clearing the wreckage from the road. He noted that some of the deceased’s family members took away their corpses. He said, “With the aid of cranes and forklifts provided by LASEMA, the road was cleared for a free flow of traffic. The Coaster bus and the signboard were also removed. The scene was seriously crowded and that almost slowed down the pace of our work. Some of the relatives of the victims later surfaced and two corpses were taken away.” The spokesperson for the Lagos State Police Public Relations Officer, SP Chike Oti, said the driver of the truck, Kola Shoetan, had been arrested. He said, “The driver did not heed the warning of other road users, who had noticed that the container of his truck was poorly fastened and could pull off. He continued with the journey until it fell and landed on a commuter bus, killing three people instantly and injuring several others.”
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    Ondo driver robs, Rapes undergraduate

    The Ondo State Police Command on Sunday arrested a driver, Yusuf Waheed, for allegedly robbing and raping a female undergraduate in a bush. The victim had reportedly joined Waheed’s vehicle from the Agbogbo area of Akure, Ondo State, en route to Ile-Ife, Osun State, sometime last week. After other passengers had alighted at their various destinations, the suspect allegedly drove the victim into the bush and brought out a knife. He was said to have threatened to kill her if she did not succumb to his request. After raping her, the 35-year-old reportedly robbed the victim of her valuables, including a handset, iPad and N4,000. The state Police Public Relations Officer, Mr. Femi Joseph, said the command, on receiving the information, swung into action and tracked the suspect to Ogun State where the victim’s phone was recovered. Joseph said, “A search warrant was executed in his house. A flash drive with the iPad cover of the student was also recovered. “He has confessed to the crime and blamed his action on the devil. We will soon charge him to court.
  4. A fatal accident involving a tipper truck which occurred along a highway in Imo state – left one person dead yesterday. According to reports, moments after the accident – other motorists and passersby rushed to the scene to render help to the victims. One man was discovered dead inside the truck after being crushed while the driver and conductor were nowhere to be found. The dead victim was brought out of the vehicle before his corpse was taken to the mortuary. The question being asked by online users is – how did the driver and the conductor escape the fatal accident ?
  5. A driver who specializes in defrauding unsuspecting victims has been apprehended in Ibadan, Oyo state. According to reports gathered, the man who pretends to be taking his passengers to their destination - will look for a distraction in order to scam his victim during the course of the journey. The man was nabbed after he defrauded a woman of N65,000 while travelling to see her child schooling at the Federal University of Technology, Akure in Ondo state... After boarding the bus in Ibadan, the woman was taken to another place where the driver and others scammed her of N65,000 .. She had to resort to begging for transport money to travel before the man was caught.
  6. A truly horrific footage has shown how a lorry driver ploughed into stationary traffic after he fell asleep at the wheel. According to Metro UK, Mariusz Wlazlo, a 47-year-old man, was jailed after he drove his fully-laden HGV into two cars at 43mph on a busy motorway. The Polo driver, a woman in her 50s, spent weeks in hospital where she was treated for broken ribs and fractures to vertebrae. The Toyota driver also had to be treated in hospital for back and neck pain. Police released footage of the crash to show the dangers of not paying attention on the road. At the scene, Wlazlo told police: 'I think I went to sleep for a moment. 'I can't explain as I don't remember. It was like a dream.' Dashcam footage from the lorry and from another nearby car shows how Wlazlo, who was an agency driver behind the wheel of an Eddie Stobart vehicle at the time, was speeding up at the time of the impact. Wlazlo was in a 40mph zone of the southbound M6 between junction 8 and junction 7, near Great Barr, Birmingham, at the time of impact. The M6 southbound was closed for 90 minutes after the crash, which happened at around 9.40pm on March 15 this year. Wlazlo, who held a full, clean UK driving licence and had no record of motoring offences in his home country of Poland, admitted causing serious injury by dangerous driving and was jailed for 16 months at Wolverhampton Crown Court on Wednesday. Wkazlo, of Speke, Liverpool, was also banned from driving for three years and eight months, and ordered to take an extended re-test. PC Gareth Phillips, of the Central Motorway Police Group, said: 'The collision has had a devastating impact on the victim in the Polo. 'Although she has made a physical recovery, she now feels unable to drive on the motorway. 'It shows just how important it is to keep fully focussed on the road and surrounding conditions, and to always abide by the speed limit as displayed on gantry signs.

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