Ola ‘Kiya, Reporting
A truck has crushed the Olu of Onibuku, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, Nigeria, Oba Abraham Bankole, to death.
The tragedy, which occurred on Tuesday, led to a pandemonium in Ado-Odo-Ota, as people scampered to safety.
Stonix News 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’s Canaan Land.
The truck with Registration Number, EPE 252 XF, crushed the Oba to death while reportedly alighting from the tricycle.
Tongues are already wagging why a traditional ruler would be hopping from one public tricycle to another like a common man.
A source said it’s possible he had a car of his own but decided to park it at home due to the high cost of premium motor spirit (PMS), otherwise known as petrol.
Spokesperson of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident.
Okpe, however, said she was yet to be fully briefed by the FRSC in Ota Unit.
The monarch’s remains have been deposited at the General Hospital, Ota, Stonix News learnt.