JUST IN: Tragedy as truck crushes traditional ruler inside ‘Keke Napep’ to death in Ogun

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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.

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

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


But a first-class Oba in Ogun West Senatorial district, who pleaded anonymity, confirmed the incident.

He expressed worry over why the monarch decided to commute in a tricycle instead of a personal car.

As of the time of this report, our correspondent could not verify whether or not the late monarch had a car of his own.

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

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