Saturday, 31 May 2014
Former Oyo State Governor, Ladoja Loses Son, Debo, in Auto Crash (Photos)
Tragedy struck in Lagos, on Thursday, on the Eko Bridge, when the son of a former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rashidi Ladoja, died in an auto accident.
The incident reportedly occurred around 3.30 p.m, when the deceased, Adebola Ladoja's Volkswagen Golf car with Lagos registration number AKD 107 CJ, driving toward Lagos Island was crushed by a DAF truck, with registration number JJJ 59 XA driven by one Osaghai Justice Eko.
Eyewitnesses say the truck driver lost control and hit the median in the middle of the road, before crushing the car driven by the former governor’s son.
“It took several hours before those who came to the rescue of the victim could break into the vehicle. He was trapped behind the wheel with blood gushing out of his head as a
result of the impact,” an eyewitness said
The eyewitness added that it was the timely arrival of policemen and officials of the Lagos State Traffic Management Agency (LASMA) that saved the driver, as the crowd almost lynched him.
State police command spokeslady, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident to reporters, saying that the police had commenced investigations on the incident. She added that the victim died on the spot, while his remains had been removed to the Lagos Island General Hospital mortuary for autopsy.
May his soul rest in perfect peace.