Truck Killed Daughter Of Retired FRSC Staff In Ogun
NIGERIA NEWS has received a sad report on the death of a female 300-Level student in the Department of Human Kinetics at Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED), Ijebu-Ode.
According to the information, the student who was identified as Miss Kofoworola Kuku was crushed by a truck today at the Sagamu-Benin expressway as she was going to school.
The incident was said to have resulted in a wild protest by other students of the institution who barricaded the road preventing vehicles to ply it.
The death of Kuku was confirmed by the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Sector-Commander in Ogun, Clement Oladele.
According to Oladele the unfortunate incident was as a result of impatience and wrongful crossing of the expressway by the commercial motorcycle rider contracted by the deceased.
He further disclosed that the motorcyclist survived the incident while the deceased died on the spot.
The FRSC official said the victim’s corpse removed from the scene of the accident by FRSC rescue personnel and deposited at the morgue of the State Hospital in Ijebu-Ode.
He expresses his sadness over the incident as he also disclosed that the deceased was a daughter of a retired staff of the FRSC.
In the words of Oladele: “She was the last child of an FRSC Marshal, Shakiru Kuku, who retired two years ago.”
The information received by NIGERIA NEWS also revealed calmness has been restored as the protesters have dispersed.
The FRSC staff also urges road users to always be careful when on the road as that is the major way to prevent accidents.
When contacted on the incident, The spokesperson for the institution, Mr Nuraen Bakenne told reporters that the TASUED community is saddened over the untimely death of the young girl and prayed that her soul rests in perfect peace.
In his words: “The TASUED management sympathises with the family, relations and friends of the student. “The information reaching us is that the driver and truck had been apprehended by the police and was being held at the Igbeba Police Command in Ijebu-Ode.”