in the early hours of Wednesday has left the ancient town of Ilese, near Ijebu -Ode, in
Ijebu North-East local government area of Ogun State in tragedy as three
officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were struck to death by the mysterious
a.m followed a drizzling which was accompanied by the lightning that entered
into the FRSC’s office located at the old Toll Gate in Ilese town where it
killed its victims.
while the FRSC officials were planning for the early morning parade within the
vicinity of their office located at the old toll gate.
released to the effect, a senior member of the Corps, who spoke with the press
on condition of anonymity disclosed that there were about twelve officials in
the exact office when the lightning occurred, accompanied by the thunder which
struck three of his colleagues to death. When contacted, the FRSC Public
Relations Officer in the state, Florence Okpe also confirmed the incident but
declined further comments.
statement later in the day, said that until the corp’s Sector Commander, who
has hurriedly gone to Ilese in order to ascertain what really transpired
returned, she wouldn’t be able to give a clear statement on the incident.
men of the state’s special security outfit code-named “OP MESA” have taken over
security of the entire area, chasing onlookers away and preventing journalists
from taking pictures.
otherwise known as Sango adherents have joined other FRSC officials at the
scene of the incident in Ilese Ijebu in a bid to perform some traditional rites
on the corpses before they are released to government officials for burial.