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Akungba auto crash: Protest rocks town over loss of lives

Uneasy calm has enveloped the university town of Akungba Akoko following the death of nine persons, five of whom are students of Adekunle Ajasin University located in the town.
Aside protest by angry youths who have barricaded high ways into the town, Akungba, and adjoining towns are in deep mourning following the auto crash on Saturday.
The crash caused by a truck owned by Dangote company loaded with cement rammed into a row of shops opposite the university killing and injuring people.
Five of the victims were students of the university while the rest are passers by, eye witnesses recalled.
The crash which occurred at 4pm on the fateful day claimed the life of a former President of the Student Union of the school, Adesomoju Samuel, three siblings and another student who perished in the crash.
Adesomoju who was popularly called Sam Praise, a 500 Level Law student of the university, Ojinni Oluwaseun, a 300 Level student of Business Administration and her cousins, Ojinni Kelvin and Ojinni Ayokunle who were said to be in their final year and another student were crushed to death with some artisans and shop owners.
Although efforts to get the official figure of the number of the dead victims as a result of the accident was not successful.
The Acting Unit Commander of the Ikare Akoko Unit of the Federal Road Safety Commission, FRSC, Kabiru Muhammed said nine dead bodies were recovered from the scene while nine others who were injured were taken to the General Hospital, Iwaro Oka and the Federal Medical Centre, Owo for medical attention.
The Hope gathered that the former SUG President was from Okitipupa in the Southern Senatorial District of Ondo State while the Ojinnis were from the neighbouring Ekiti State.

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