Driver Kills Ogun TRACE Official

By on July 13, 2018

 

The Ogun Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE)  on Friday announced the  death of one of its operatives, Badru Malik, who was knocked down  on the Owode-Ijako Road in  Ota.

Mr Seni Ogunyemi, the Ogun TRACE Corps Commander, disclosed this in an interview with newsmen in Ota

According to him,   the incident happened on Saturday, July 7,  at about 4.30 p. m. at Owode-Ijako area on  the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway.

Ogunyemi said the official was  knocked down by an LT commercial bus driving against  traffic shortly after he had finished the day’s job and was  heading  home.

“The convoy of the Deputy Governor of Ogun State, Mrs Yetunde Onanuga,  which coincidentally was on the road  chased the fleeing  driver.

“Unfortunately,  he jumped down and ran  into the  bush, abandoning his bus in the middle of the road,’’ Ogunyemi said.

He said officials in the  deputy governor’s office took the victim  to Ifo General Hospital, before he was later transferred to an undisclosed hospital  in Abeokuta for further treatment.

According to Ogunyemi,  the deputy governor also deposited some money for immediate commencement of  treatment.

He, however, said Malik eventually died on  Thursday night , July 12 , describing this as  a terrible loss to  TRACE and his  family.

Ogun Today reports that the deceased,  who recently lost his mother,  was survived by a  wife,  three children and aged father.

The deceased, it was learnt, was   buried on Friday , July 13,  at his family house in Abeokuta according to Muslim rites.

While commiserating with the family of deceased,  Ogunyemi prayed  God to  grant the family the  fortitude to bear the loss.

The TRACE boss warned  motorists to desist from driving against traffic, stressing that any  erring driver apprehended would face the full wrath of the law.

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