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Motorist Slumps While Driving On Epe Road, Dies In Hospital

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A commercial driver identified as Taiwo Adebola, who reportedly collapsed while driving along the Epe Road in Lagos State, has died in the hospital.

PUNCH Metro gathered that the Lagos-bound driver was driving an Opel Zafira wagon with registration number KJA584HU when he was reported to have slumped while steering the wheel on Friday.

Our correspondent learnt that the Chairman of the Road Transport Association of Nigeria, Fari Branch, Omotayo Adekoya, rushed to the scene and promptly took the driver to the General Hospital in Ijebu-Ode for treatment.

 

However, the Ogun State Police Command said Adebola was later confirmed dead moments later.

The state Police Public Relations Officer, Omolola Odutola, who confirmed the incident to PUNCH Metro on Tuesday, said there was neither a violent mark on the deceased victim nor any suspicious foul play after he was inspected by the officers of the Ilese Police Division.

She said, “There was no mark of violence on the corpse when our officers visited the scene. In the meantime, the corpse has been deposited at the Chelsea Mortuary in Okeowo for autopsy. We are also making efforts to contact the bereaved family.”

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Osun Poly Student, Olanrewaju Olatona killed by hit-and-run one-way driver

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A Student Of Osun State Polytechnic, Iree, Osun State, has died after being hit by a trailer driver on Monday, April 15.

The Accident was said to have occurred when the driver, who was reportedly driving against traffic, collided with the motorcycle conveying a student named Olanrewaju Olatona and another passenger along the Ikirun-Osogbo road area of the state.

Due to the severe impact, Olanrewaju Olatona, a National Diploma 2 student, suffered fatal injuries. He died at the scene.

 

Olatona, who was the Financial Secretary of the Department of Mass Communication, was preparing for the one-year Industrial Training programme.

The driver fled the scene after the accident and has not been apprehended.

Subsequently, Osun State Polytechnic students organised a procession in front of the school gate and blocked the expressway for several hours.

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Unknown Gunmen Abduct Channelstv Reporter In Port-harcourt

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Some unknown gunmen have kidnapped Joshua Rogers, the ChannelsTV reporter in Port-Harcourt, the Rivers State capital.

Politics Nigeria learnt that Rogers was picked up close to his residence at Rumuosi in Port Harcourt and to an unknown destination by the gunmen around 9pm on Thursday, April 11.

The reporter was driving his official ChannelsTV branded car when the hoodlums accosted, pointed a gun at him and took him away in the same vehicle.

 

Rogers was said to be returning from his official assignment in Government House after a trip to Andoni for a government event when the incident happened.

Already, the gunmen were said to have contacted his wife and demanded a N30million ransom for bis release.

His cameraman confirmed the incident and appealed to his abductors to set him free unconditionally.

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