Three people have been crushed to death in a crash that involved a truck and a motorcycle.
The accident occurred at Alagbon, along Owode-Idiroko axis in Ipokia Local Government Area of Ogun State.
The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Babatunde Akinbiyi, said the victims were travelling on the motorcycle when the truck coming from the opposite direction crushed them.
The victims were two males and one female.
Akinbiyi said, “The accident occurred this morning at Alagbon along Owode-Idiroko road. They were travelling on a motorcycle. The rider of the motorcycle lost control and this caused the motorcycle to face the oncoming truck which eventually crushed them.”
He said their remains had been deposited at the state General Hospital at Ota.
Meanwhile, eight suspected vandals have been arrested in Gbalefu, Ajebo area of the state by men of the state police command.
The suspects, police sources said, specialised in vandalising telecommunication masts and stealing their components.
The suspects are Tunde Adebayo, Adewole Saheed, Chinedu Eze, Isaac Dele, Henpery Evans, Emmanuel Otulo, Olaniyan Olayinka, and Jimoh Idowu.
The State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, said the suspects were arrested following information received by the Divisional Police Officer at Owode-Egba, Sheu Alao.
The suspects who were said to have vandalised the mast and removed valuable parts from it were arrested at the crime scene.
Oyeyemi said, “Upon the information, the DPO led his men to the scene where the suspects were rounded up. Recovered from them were a Ford bus with number plate EPE 613DJ, tools used in vandalising the mast, the sum of N98,600.00, mobile phones, ATM and identity cards.”
Following the suspects’ arrest, the state Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, ordered their immediate transfer to the Special Anti-Robbery Squad headquarters in Magbon, Abeokuta for further investigation and prosecution.