Two Custom Officers Lost Their Lives In A Tragic Accident On The Lagos-Badagry Expressway

at 10:48 AM, 16/07/2018 (8 months ago)
(13038 | Hero) (f)

Two officers of the Nigeria Customs Service lost their lives in a tragic accident on the Lagos-Badagry Expressway on Saturday. Punch Metro learnt that the two victims, who were in a Toyota Camry with the number plate, YLA 121 BJ, were at a checkpoint when they were crushed by their colleague, who drove a Toyota Avalon, with number plate, YAB 366 JY.

The three officials were reportedly attached to the Seme Border Command, Lagos.

While the two crushed customs officers died on the spot, the driver of the Avalon was said to be unconscious in the Intensive Care Unit of the Badagry General Hospital, where he was receiving treatment.
 We gathered that officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps, led by the Badagry unit Commander, Fatai Bakare, deposited the remains of the deceased in a morgue.

A witness said the accident was caused by a burst tyre.
He said,
Quote
“The incident happened around 7.45am on Saturday at Gbaji checkpoint. The customs officers were crushed to death by a Toyota Avalon is driven by another customs officer of the same command.
“His car was descending the Gbaji Bridge and heading for Seme when one of his tyres burst. He lost control, thereby sending the two officers to their death.”

The customs unit commander, Bakare, however, said the accident was caused by speeding.

He said,
Quote
“The customs officers were inside their vehicle at one of the checkpoints on the Lagos-Seme Road. The driver of the Avalon was on top speed when he crashed into them. He veered off the road and rammed into them. The two customs officers died on the spot, while the man responsible for the accident is in a coma.”


The Public Relations Officer of the NCS, Seme Command, Saidu Abdulahi, confirmed the incident and identified the deceased as Usman and Kabiru.

 He also confirmed that the driver of the Avalon was a customs officer and identified him as George.

 He said,
Quote
“On Saturday, July 14, 2018, I received reports of an incident involving three officers of the Seme Area Command at Gbaji checkpoint. Usman and Kabiru were involved in a ghastly motor accident which resulted in their fatalities.
“The driver of the other vehicle, George, is currently on admission at a general hospital.”

A doctor at the Badagry General Hospital said on Sunday that the driver of the Avalon was still in a coma, adding that he was being monitored.

Published at: 10:48 AM, 16/07/2018 (8 months ago)
Author: CLARA JANCITA
Problem with this article? Please email reporter[at]naijapals[dot]com or visit our contact page


slimber at 01:31 PM, 16/07/2018 (8 months ago)
(12068 | Hero) (f)
RIP
Reply
kabukabu at 10:58 PM, 16/07/2018 (8 months ago)
(1632 | Gistmaniac) (m)
They have seized some bags of rice from innocent traders.
Reply

LATEST COMMENTS

  1. cypanyahucha on: LOSER! KENPOLY Graduate, Chucks Brown Paul Commits Suicide Because His Girlfriend Dumped Him
    Hell fire with sireen... 43 secs ago
  2. proly on: Man Humilated & Dumbfounded After Beautiful Lady Rejects His Proposal At Her Birthday Party (Pho
    [quote author=Abogado link=topic=381764.msg5527113#msg5527113 date=1553387130]That's the last t... 33 mins ago
  3. Usoroakpan on: Lovely Photos From Mo Abudu’s Daughter, Temidayo’s Bridal Shower
    <a href=" ... 42 mins ago
  4. Usoroakpan on: #DoubleWahalaReloaded: Alex Is Back On Social Media, See Her First Post After CeeC's Attack
    <a href=" ... 44 mins ago
  5. Usoroakpan on: I Never LOVE Person The Way I LOVE U -Annie Idibia To Tuface As They Celebrate Their 6th Anniver
    <a href=" ... 45 mins ago
x