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Olu of Onibuku Meets Untimely End in Tragic Truck Tricycle Accident

OGUN STATE – A sad turn of events unfolded on Tuesday as Oba Abraham Bankole, the Olu of Onibuku in Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, was fatally hit by a truck.

The respected monarch was travelling in a popular three-wheeler, commonly referred to as a Keke Napep, when a truck bearing the registration number EPE 252 XF struck him along the bustling Ota-Idiroko expressway, near Winners Chapel.The unfortunate incident led to the immediate loss of Oba Bankole’s life as he was exiting the tricycle.

Late Oba Abraham Bankole, the Olu of Onibuku

When reached for a comment, Florence Okpe, spokesperson for the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed having been alerted about the incident. However, she added that she was awaiting a comprehensive report from the FRSC unit in Ota.

An unnamed high-ranking Oba from Ogun West also confirmed the occurrence and voiced his surprise at why the Olu of Onibuku chose to travel in a tricycle rather than his personal vehicle. Speculations are rife that Oba Bankole may have been compelled to leave his car behind due to a surge in fuel prices or a lack of a suitable personal vehicle.

The late monarch’s body has been moved to the Ota General Hospital, according to sources close to the matter.

SOURCE: Daily Post

IMAGE: LegitNg, Politics Nigeria

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