Students block Lagos – Abeokuta expressway to protest alleged killing of colleague


 Students  of United Comprehensive High School, Wasimi in Ewekoro Local Government Area of Ogun on Thursday morning, blocked the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway to protest against the alleged killing of their colleague.

OgunToday  gathered that the students in large numbers trooped out of the school premises and blocked the highway.

It was learnt that an unidentified student of the school was reportedly hit and killed while crossing the expressway.

It was gathered that the incident affected free flow of vehicles both inward Lagos and outward Abeokuta with the vehicles stranded for hours.

Mr Ahmed Umar  , the Sector Commander,  Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun, confirmed the incident.”This is to inform you about a crash which occurred at Wasimi village around Itori axis on the Lagos-Abeokuta expressway at about: 9:35am.

“A Toyota space  bus  without number plate suspected to be ‘Tokunbo’ hit a Senior Secondary School  girl who died immediately.

” As a result of this incident some irate boys set the vehicle on  fire, while two police men who came to quell the crisis were wounded.

“Patrol operatives had earlier evacuated the body of the dead student to the morgue of the General Hospital, Ifo before the crisis erupted.

“The Area Commander, the DPO in the area with the Acting Unit  Commander has put the issue under control .

“Normalcy has returned to the area as the irate youths have left the road they earlier blocked and traffic is now flowing without interruption,” he said. 

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