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January 7, Lagos – Ibadan Express Road axis traffic report

DATE: Tuesday 07 January 2020

TIME 0700HRS

WEATHER CONDITION : Bright and cool

FUEL SITUATION: Normal

SECURITY SITUATIONS:
Sequel to the attack of FRSC patrol team at Mowe by the driver of one Toyota Corolla car with registration number KTU828CF who was stopped for driving against traffic last Sunday 05 January,2020 on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway but instigated some miscreants nearby to join him in attacking and obstructing patrol team from discharging their duties and thereafter escaped arrest

Deligent search from the National Vehicle Identification Scheme tracked the driver who was called on phone to report to the nearest FRSC Command .
He however reported himself to the Nigeria Police Command in Mowe and the DPO Mowe handed him over to the FRSC .
Upon bringing the arrested driver’s vehicle to the FRSC Command premises in Mowe , the spare tyre of the FRSC patrol vehicle reported missing after that Sunday incident was found in the driver’s car .
He is being charged to court for assault, theft and injuries to FRSC operatives while performing their lawful duties.

TRAFFIC SITUATION: High traffic are on major corridors in Ogun State.

The traffic on road corridors in Ogun State, albeit heavy are free , “including the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway; Sagamu – Ìjẹ̀bú-Òde; Sagamu – Mosinmi – Ikorodu; Abeokuta – Ibadan; Abeokuta – Ọ̀tà-Lagos and Ota – Idiroko international corridors. All the corridors have free and moving traffic, except at few construction areas.

Ogun State road Corridors are also safe as at time of reporting.

ROAD TRAFFIC CRASHES
Three road traffic crashes were recorded yesterday, Monday 06 January 2020 across Ogun State .

The first crash occurred at about 0620hrs on the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway opposite CHRISTOPHER UNIVERSITY, around Mowe . 01 person was involved, a Male Adult and he sustained injury,
No death was recorded from the crash .
The lone crash involved a gold coloured TOYOTA SIENNA BUS with registration number
EKY 145 CJ
The suspected cause of the crash was use of phone while driving whick led to loss of control.
The injured victim was rescued to Supreme Global Hospital, Mowe.

The second crash occurred at about 1400hrs on the IJEBU-ODE – ORE-BENIN Expressway
after RCC yard, Ogbere, near Ijebu Ode
04 persons were involved which comprised 03 Male Adults and 01 Female Adult.
None of them sustain injuries and no death was recorded from the crash.
The lone vehicle involved is an ash coloured
LEXUS RX330 SUV with registration number AGL484FZ.
The suspected causes of the crash were excessive speed and tyre bust .

The third crash occured at about 2010hrs along the Lagos – Ibadan Expressway at about 200 metres before the Ishara bridge, near Ogere.
The people involved were 06 Male Adults
Those njured were 03 Male Adults
Unfortunately 03 Male Adults were killed from injuries sustained from the crash.
The crash involved two vehicles.
A blue coloured IVECO TURBO TRUCK with registration number LSR908XF
The second vehicle is a white coloured TOYOTA HIACE BUS with registration number FST96XF.
The suspected
cause of the crash was Route violation (driving against traffic) around the construction zone , considering too that it was even dark at night .
The injured victims were rescued to VICTORY HOSPITAL Ogere for medical attention while the corpses of the victims killed were deposited at the Ishara Morgue.

TRAFFIC ADVISORY:
Travellers are to note high vehicular traffic and drive consciously by sharing the road with due consideration to fellow road users

Motorists should note that rehabilitation work on the Lagos – Ibadan and Ore – Ijebu Ode – Sagamu Expressways suspended during the Yuletide holidays are resuming following the resumption of work from the national holidays .

Motorists should therefore plan their journies to accommodate additional travel time required to navigate around areas where lanes have narrowed due to the construction activities of the two major construction companies , Reynolds Construction Company (RCC) and Julius Berger Nigeria PLC (JBN), who are resuming the rehabilitation works of the Benin – Ore – Ijebu Ode- Sagamu and the Lagos – Ibadan Expressways.

This is in addition to the rehabilitation activities of the Ogun State Public Works Agency (OGPWA) in roads rehabilitation across Ogun State.

The FRSC Ogun State Sector Commander, Clement Oladele
has accordingly admonished motorists to drive with utmost caution especially around construction zones and resist the urge to drive against the flow of traffic for whatever reason, as the consequences could be fatal. .

The Sector Commander is also reminding motorists to take extra care when driving on top of the Sagamu Interchange Bridge along the Benin – Ore – Ijebu Ode- Sagamu Expressway, as some sections of the Interchange Bridge are currently undergoing repairs .

The Sector Commander, enjoined Motorists to note that the areas where diversions were removed on the Lagos – Ibadan and the Interchange – Ijebu Ode – Ore – Benin Expressways are still construction zones and they should therefore maintain the stipulated 50 km per hour maximum speed limit as well as refrain from overtaking till they are clearly out of construction zone, as violators are liable to prosecution.

EMERGENCY TELEPHONE NUMBER:
To report a road traffic crash or road obstruction, please call the FRSC Toll Free Number 122.

Additional information about this Special Patrol Operation is available on www.frsc.gov.ng and www.facebook.com/frscnigeria, as well as on the twiter handle
www.twiter.com/frscnigeria

Also it is available if tuned to the National Traffic Radio 107.1FM Abuja, which can be streamed online.

Listeners can download the radio’s App from the google play store or listen directly through the FRSC’s website with the URL www.frsc.gov.ng

SIGNED
Route Commander Florence Okpe FRSC Public Education Officer , Ogun State Command
For: Sector Commander FRSC Ogun State Command.

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