Obasanjo was returning from a church programme organised for the 10th
year remembrance of his late wife, Stella Obasanjo, when the minor
While on his way to the airport, one of the rear tyres of Obasanjo’s Luxus SUV burst along the road.
Although it can’t be immediately ascertained if anyone was hurt from
the tyre incident, Obasanjo has however, travelled out of the country.
Meanwhile, the Federal Road Safety Corps, has downplayed the severity
of the incident, stressing that it was a mere ‘tyre problem’.
The FRSC put out a statement to this effect on its Facebook page.
It said: “Contrary to reports in the social media platforms that
former President Olusegun Obasanjo had a serious crash on the
Lagos-Ibadan expressway today, the vehicle in which the former president
was traveling only had tyre problem.”
“President Olusegun Obasanjo moved into the backup vehicle and
continued his journey while the blow out tyre was changed and left the