Truck crushes Pastor to death on his way to Church


Tragedy struck on Sunday morning as a truck crushed a pastor, Ojo
Mattew, and a commercial okada rider to death on Oyero Road, Ijoko, in
the Ifo Local Government Area of Ogun State.

It was learnt that the motorcyclist, Ayo Nugbohoyon, was taking the
pastor to a church when the both of them were crushed by a truck
conveying cement and asbestos.

The truck pushed them into the path of an oncoming Toyota Camry car with
a Lagos number carrying five members of a family, who were also going
to church.

The driver of the car, identified as Samuel, and his family members –
wife and three children – reportedly sustained injuries and were rushed
to a hospital in the area. The car fell into the drainage channel by the

According to PUNCH, the truck marked Lagos  EPE712XH, was heading inward
Oyero from Ogba Ayo when its tyres slipped off the steep part of the
road and veered into the motorcycle, which was going towards Ogba Ayo.

The corpses of the dead Pastor and okada man were taken to Ifo General
Hospital Mortuary, as policemen from the Agbado division and some
residents of the community were seen making efforts to clear the road.
Officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps later joined them in the

An okada rider and friend of Nugbohoyon, Israel Oyewo, said he (the
deceased) had wanted to travel to Benin Republic to meet his wife who
gave birth on Friday.

He said, “It is very painful. His wife had
a baby two days ago and he had planned to travel later today (Sunday)
before the incident happened. The passenger he carried, a pastor, also died. He was taking the pastor to a church.”

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