Woman Died After Falling off Her Husband’s Motorcycle In Abeokuta
It was a tragic Sunday in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, as a woman fell off a motorcycle at Obantoko axis of the city and died on the spot.
The woman and two children were riding on the motorcycle with her husband when the incident occurred on Sunday morning, between mountain of fire church and Fajol bus stop at Obantoko along Abeokuta-Ibadan road. They were heading to a church service.
Eye-witnesses told Rockcity FM that the accident occurred when the husband was attempting to avoid a head on collision with a commercial motorcyclist. In the process, the woman’s husband lost control, while attempting to swerve his motorcycle, resulting in the woman falling off the motorcycle with the two children.
The woman hit her head on the ground and died on the spot.
The other motorcyclist managed to escape from the scene of the crash. The incident, for some time, caused a traffic gridlock on the road.
Meanwhile, a Rockcity FM correspondent, Yemi Eniola reported that the tragic incident is the fourth of such dastardly occurrence recorded in Ogun State as at January 9.
On 1st of January, Rockcity FM reported the murder of a couple, Kehinde Fatinoye and Bukola by yet unknown persons who also set their house at government reservation area (GRA) ablaze and abducted their son.
The corpse of the couple’s son was later discovered on January 3 by fishermen who alerted the authorities, following which a police team retrieved the corpse.
Also, last January 1 around 4.10 am, the Ogun State Federal Road Safety Corps reported that seven travelers died, while 16 others got injured in a fatal crash along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
Last January 2, the corp also recorded the death of three persons with eight others injured in an auto crash in Abeokuta, along Obada Oko axis of the Ota-Abeokuta expressway.
The state spokesperson of FRSC, Florence Okpeh, blamed the two fatal crashes on over speeding and the condition of the roads in Ogun State.
Rockcity FM recalled that Governor Dapo Abiodun in his New Year message attributed the problem facing Nigeria to be insecurity, economic downturn and the social upheavals.
The governor promised to complete and commission all on-going road projects initiated by his administration and those left behind by his predecessor, in 2023.