One killed, many injured as vehicle rams into shops in Lagos

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One person has been confirmed killed and five others injured when a vehicle rammed into some shops at the Amje Bus Stop in the Ajegunle area of Lagos State.

The accident occurred at 3pm on Sunday when a black Toyota Highlander Jeep with Registration Number BDG 654 DC driven by one Akinola Sulaimon veered off the road and crushed the victims.

Police Public Relations Officer in the state, Adekunle Ajisebutu, confirmed the incident in a statement on Sunday.

The statement was titled, ‘Fatal Motor Accident at Amje, 1 Dead, 5 Critically Injured’.

It partly read, “While driving from Tollgate axis towards Kola bus stop along the Abeokuta-Lagos Expressway, the driver rammed into some shops at Amje area. As a result of the auto crash, one female victim, Simisola Abedoye died while five others were critically injured.

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“The injured victims were immediately taken to the General Hospital, Ota, Ogun State where they are currently receiving medical treatment. The body of the deceased has been deposited at the morgue of the same hospital for autopsy.

“The driver has been arrested and is in police custody. Efforts are being made to recover the vehicle involved in the crash.”

The PPRO added that the Commissioner of Police, CP Abiodun Alabi, had directed that a speedy but thorough investigation into the accident be carried out, even as he expressed condolence to the bereaved family of the deceased.