[PHOTOS] Three APC Members Killed In Accident During Campaign In Lagos
It was learnt that the deceased were among the supporters campaigning for the Lagos West Senatorial candidate of the party, Senator Olamilekan Adeola, aka Yayi.
They were said to be in a Sports Utility Vehicle, which was speeding to catch up with the convoy of the candidate when the accident occured around the Apple Junction.
The police were said to have removed the corpses, while the injured were taken to a council hospital.
An eyewitness said the accident was caused by excessive speeding.
“Yayi was going to campaign somewhere in Amuwo Odofin. There were a lot of supporters, some of who were in commercial vehicles and private cars. The driver of the affected SUV was speeding when he crashed the vehicle. People were prevented from taking photos of the crash,” the eyewitness said.
The state Police Public Relations Officer, CSP Chike Oti, said three men had been confirmed dead, while seven others were seriously injured.
He indentified the deceased as Shettima Bulus, Irikefe Evwibovwe and one Alex.
Those seriously injured are Chinelo Ofegbu, Wasiu Sodiq, Adebajo Adeleke, Fatope Saheed, Adio Kazeem, Jamiu Ajiboluwa and Arowolo Ogundairo.
He said, “The fatal accident occurred around 12.20pm. A Toyota Tundra pick up van, with number plate FST 01 LG, conveying some persons for the rally lost control and somersaulted. Three people died on the sport, while seven others sustained serious injuries.
“The injured persons were taken to the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area hospital for treatment, while the corpses were deposited in the Isolo General Hospital mortuary. The vehicle has been recovered and taken to the station.”
The Media Adviser to the APC candidate, Chief Kayode Odunaro, in a statement, said the serving senator cut short his campaign as a result of the tragedy.
He noted that the accident occurred during the campaign tour of the Amuwo Odofin Local Government Area and the Oriade Local Council Development Area.
Odunaro said, “The accident involved an SUV that somersaulted on top speed while trying to join the campaign convoy of the senator. It was conveying some supporters of Riskat Adegeye, the APC House of Representatives candidate for the Amuwo Odofin Federal Constituency.
“Senator Adeola prayed for the repose of the souls of the departed at this point in time and the fortitude for their families to bear the irreparable losses.
“Senator Adeola quickly rounded off the day’s campaign after a one minute silence was observed in honour of the departed at the venue of a stakeholders’ meeting.”