Truck Crushes Ogun Traditional Ruler Inside ‘Keke Napep’ to Death


Tragedy struck as the truck crushed the Olu of Onibuku, Ado-Odo/Ota Local Government Area of Ogun State, Oba Abraham Bankole, to death.

The incident occurred on Tuesday, July 25, 2023, when the monarch was aboard a tricycle, otherwise known as Keke Napep, when the truck ran over him along the Ota-Idiroko expressway, close to Winners Chapel.

The Oba was said to have died on the spot when the truck with registration number, EPE 252 XF, crushed him while alighting from the tricycle.

When contacted, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) spokesperson in Ogun, Florence Okpe, said, “I was informed of the incident today.”

Okpe said she was yet to be fully briefed by the FRSC in Ota Unit.

Truck crushes Ogun monarch to death inside commercial tricycle

Meanwhile, a first-class Oba in Ogun West Senatorial district, who pleaded anonymity, also confirmed the incident, expressing worry over why the monarch decided to commute in a tricycle instead of a personal car.

It was gathered that the monarch’s remains have been deposited at the General Hospital, Ota.

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