The accident involving two Dangote cement trucks, a space wagon and a Volkswagen passenger bus (Danfo) occurred around 12:20 pm on Saturday 15th February 2020 at the old toll gate Otta, Lagos-Abeokuta expressway in the Ado/Odo Local Government Area of the State.
The two trucks belonging to Business mogul Dangote conveying cement crushed six people leading to their deaths.
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Passers-by and residents set the two Dangote trucks on fire after they learned they caused the accident.
The Federal Road Safety Corps were present at the incident and a statement was issued by the FRSC sector commander, Ogun state command Clement Oladele who confirmed the incident.
He said; “The FRSC is still at the scene managing the incident and has contacted the Fire Service to extinguish the inferno to make rescue operations faster.
“Also sister security and emergency agencies have been informed to assist in curtailing the situation.”
Mr. Clement also said the area where the incident occurred is a ‘black spot’ where multiple accidents have been recorded and over 40 lives have been claimed on that spot in the last five years, therefore, advising motorists to be careful and also follow traffic rules.
He also advised passers-by not to take the law into their hands instead incidents should be reported to assigned government agencies.