Fresh reports coming from the Ogun State governor, Senator Ibikunle Amosun, has revealed that the governor lost his niece in the auto crash that claimed the lives of eight students of Itori Comprehensive High School, on Wednesday afternoon.
Governor Amosun said this during his visit to the scene of the accident on Thursday, describing it as unfortunate.
The governor was accompanied to the scene by the Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of Zone 2, Lagos and Ogun states, Mamman Tsafe; state commissioner of Police, Ikemefuna Okoye and the chairman, Ewekoro Local Government Area of the state, Dele Soluade.
According to Governor Amosun, the daughter of his blood sister was one of the victims of the incident. He assured the families of government’s support in their moment of grief and directed that the survivors, who were on admission at the General Hospital, Itori, be transferred to Abeokuta for proper medical care.
Amosun then stressed the need for pedestrian bridges to be constructed in the state to forestall similar occurrences.
Meanwhile, vehicular activities were brought to a halt for several hours, as thousands of commuters and motorists were stranded on the Lagos-Abeokuta Expressway, as protesters barricaded the highway, protesting against the killing of secondary school students.