The acting Sector Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps, Margaret Onabe, who confirmed the accident said the probable cause of the fatal crash was attributed to the failed portion of the road.
“According to an eyewitness account, the bus marked AGL 989 YA was coming from Ibadan inbound Lagos when it had a tire burst on the driverside at Ayetoro axis on the expressway which led the bus to somersault into a ditch.” He said.
She said nine vehicles, including a Dangote truck, a tipper, a yellow bus, an armored tank, a Toyota RAV4, and three motorcycles, were involved in the crash.
The spokesperson of the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority, Taofiq Adebayo, while confirming the incident said, it occurred as a result of brake failure.
The impact of the crash caused the bus to break open multiple wooden boxes and allowed the swarm of African bees to escape the hives where they produced honey.
The FRSC Corps Marshal, Dauda Biu, has called on fleet and other commercial vehicle operators, as well as private vehicle owners to make routine and regular vehicle maintenance a major priority.
Confirming the accident, the acting Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps, Margaret Onabe, attributed the possible cause of the crash to excessive speeding.
According to an eyewitness, Kanu’s girlfriend who was also in the car with him sadly died on the spot.
“The accident recorded many casualties as the bus is fully loaded with Lagos State government staff members going to the office this morning.” He said
Seven other people sustained varying degrees of injuries in the crash that was caused by speed violation and dangerous driving.
One person identified as a hawker has been confirmed dead, and many were injured at the time of filing this report.
Source gathered that the four other passengers were in an unregistered Sharon bus and collided with the police vehicle.
The driver of one of the vehicles: a commercial bus killed while passengers in the bus and those in the two other vehicles managed to escape.
“The whole episode should have been avoided if the driver maintained minimal and controlled speed, especially the one needed in a densely populated pedestrian area,” he added.
“He was disturbed by the tragic death involving his convoy although reports said he continued with the journey.”
“According to him, the police had obtained a court order to carry out a mass burial for the deceased.”