Ogun prayer ground tragedy caused by ‘brake failure’

Nigerian Police on patrol
Nigerian Police on patrol

The Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, TRACE, Ogun State Command has shed light on how a vehicle crashed into a crowd of Muslim worshippers in Ijebu-Igbo town of the state, killing two persons.
The vehicle had plowed through a large crowd of worshippers at the Eid-El Kabir prayer ground in Ijebu-Igbo.

A witness said the driver lost control of the car and crashed into the crowd leaving scores of worshippers injured.

Meanwhile, the Public Relations Officer of the Command, Babatunde Akinbiyi , told PREMIUM TIMES the crash was as a result of brake failure.

He said the vehicle, a truck with registration number AA 523JGB carrying logs, lost control after its brakes failed.

He said the truck rammed into a parked Toyota Tundra car with registration number APP 995 DD and subsequently crashed into the worshippers.

An angry mob descended on the driver, who was rescued by policemen at the venue.

One of the policemen, Joseph Adejuwon, was ironically mobbed to death as he fought to save the driver.

The driver of the ill-fated vehicle had been arrested, while the injured taken to the hospital.

The Ogun State Police Command Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, had earlier told PREMIUM TIMES the killed policeman was an orderly to a divisional police officer.

Mr. Oyeyemi also said investigation had commenced into the case.


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  • 0tile

    As usual Islamic jamborees are fraught with accidents, injuries and deaths. May the soul of the gallant police man rest in peace.

    • marcos avelino

      What of all the church scandals , collapses , human body parts in churches. Check your news archive you have more kristian disasters than any one of your enemies remember your grandfather became kristian in the 1930’s before then your people were animist doing human sacrifice for thousands of years . Bigoted hateful silly moron. I thouhgt that white slave man colonialist racist religion u are following teaches love for all ? Evil liar

      • Truthman

        Perhaps you never heard of how our ancestors in Europe decimated Jerusalem during the Crusades, killing all men, all women, all children and all animals. When Salladin retook Jerusalem for the Muslims, nobody was killed. Apparently, you know nothing about European history or the history of the Church. Taught love with colonialism – who’s fooling who? Ever heard how many of your ancestors were burnt at the stake just because they dared look at the sky towards the stars? A buffoon you are!

  • Kallah Bature

    The mob who killed the policeman must be brought to justice.Different worlds!A moslem driver in any of the western countries would have been shot dead and branded a terrorist for being involved in an innocent accident. What a pity?

    • 0tile

      That is not the case here, there was brake failure per authorities.