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08.12.2021 news REVEALED: Names of Ojodu Grammar School Students Killed in Truck Accident

Published 8th Dec, 2021

By Tola Owoyele

Segun Odunmbaku, Chairman of Ojodu Local Council Development Association, Lagos State, has revealed the identities of the victims of the truck accident involving several students of Ojodu Grammar School in Ojodu-Berger on December 7.

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In a 17-paragraph statement titled ‘Events of Fatal Motor/Pedestrians Accident at Ojodu Involving Students on Tuesday 7th December, 2021’, Odunmbaku said two students, Adedoyin Adebayo and Akpolebi Israel, died during the unfortunate incident.

One of the injured students

He said 12 other students, seven females and five males, who also suffered injuries as a result of the accident, are receiving treatment at God’s Apple City Hospital, Royan Hospital and St. Michael Hospital, all in Ojodu, Toll Gate and Ojota areas of Lagos.

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An injured student from the accident

“Corpses of the dead students have been evacuated with the support of officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) and deposited at the morgue of the Mainland Hospital, Yaba, for autopsy,” the statement reads in part.

Odunmbaku also said Bolaji Kabiru, the driver of the truck, is in police custody.

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“My heart is broken for the families and friends of students who lost their lives in this horrible accident. This is a devastating tragedy; my thoughts and prayers are with everyone affected by the horrible accident,” he said.

Another injured student from the accident

“My heartfelt condolences to the victims’ families; may God grant them the fortitude to bear the irreplaceable loss.

“While I give assurances that justice will be done, we have also commenced proper examination and analysis of the survivors.”

Odunmbaku said in the statement that all schools within the Ojodu Grammar School Complex will remain closed until further notice.

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“Finally, I implore us all to maintain the peace and remain calm. Rather than take to wanton destruction of properties and facilities, let us remember the bereaved families in prayer, allow the police carry out a thorough investigation, and avoid seeking self help,” the statement reads.

Published 8th Dec, 2021

By Tola Owoyele

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