There was an accident involving a Peugeot 306 car with registration number DM 214 EKY around 1:25pm yesterday Three people were killed while two others sustained injuries. The accident took place under Dopemu Bridge, around Ikeja/Iyana-Ipaja Road.
“The accident was caused by a burst tyre and high speed. The victims have been taken to LASUTH.”
The Deputy Police Public Relations Officer for the state command, Mr. Ozoanni Damasus, said it could not be immediately confirmed if the driver was drunk or not.
He however confirmed that the driver was in detention at Dopemu Division.He said, “The driver, identified as Oladimeji Olaniyi, was coming from Oshodi, heading towards Iyana-Ipaja when he had the accident. He said his vehicle had a brake failure and skidded off the road, killing three pedestrians before plunging into a canal.
“One of the deceased has been identified simply as Tope and the police have transferred all the corpses to Isolo General Hospital Mortuary.
“It cannot be verified if the driver was drunk or not but he is in detention and investigations are ongoing.”