Woman dies, daughter injured after jeep plunges into river in Ogun

Woman dies, daughter injured after jeep plunges into river in Ogun

- There was tragedy along the Ijebu-Ode/Benin expressway in Ogun state on Sunday, April 7

- It all started when a private Lexus Jeep plunged into the River, killing a woman and injuring her daughter

- This was confirmed by the public relations office of the state's Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE)

A private Lexus Jeep on Sunday, April 7, plunged into the river on Ijebu-Ode/Benin expressway, killing a woman and injuring her daughter.

The public relations officer of Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE), Babatunde Akinbiyi, confirmed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta.

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Akinbiyi said that the accident occurred around 2:45 p.m. and was caused by speeding. He said the driver of the Lexus Jeep, with registration number JJJ 930 FL, a woman, lost control while on motion and plunged into the river near.

“I learnt the vehicle was coming from Lekki in Lagos to Ijebu-Ode when the accident happened. There were two occupants in the vehicle; the driver who is a woman and her daughter, who is a student of Tai Solarin University of Education (TASUED) in Ijebu Ode.

“The woman was taking her daughter back to school. As a result of excessive speeding, the woman lost control of the vehicle and plunged into the river.

“The driver, who is the woman and mother of the lady lost her life, while the daughter sustained injuries,” he said.

Akinbiyi said the ‎corpse had been deposited at Ijebu Ode General Hospital mortuary while the daughter was receiving treatment at same hospital.

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He said the vehicle had been removed from the river and deposited at the Motor Traffic Division (MTD) in Odogbolu, Abeokuta.

Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that no fewer than four persons died on Wednesday, May 30, in a boat accident at Akere in Ipokia local government area of Ogun.

Several others were said to be missing after the incident which was said to have occurred at about 11 am on the waterways. The incident happened when the boat conveying passengers and goods broke down midway into the journey.

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