According to Punch, the deceased Adebola Ladoja was driving a Golf saloon car, and was said to be on his way to Lagos Island when a Daf truck driven by a Justice Oseghai, rammed into his car.
It is being reported that the driver of the Daf truck was over speeding, lost control of his vehicle, rammed into the median of the bridge, eventually crashing into Adebola’s car.
It took hours before Adebola could be rescued from the wreckage of the car. Trapped behind the wheels, blood was said to be gushing profusely out of his head.
A spokesperson for the Lagos Police, Ngozi Braide, confirmed the incident happened at 3:30 PM.
“At about 3.30pm on the Eko Bridge, Lagos Island, a Daf truck with number plate, JJJ 59 XA, driven by one Justice Oseghai, ran into a Volkswagen Golf saloon car, marked, AKD 107 CJ, driven by one Adebola Ladoja, the son of a former governor of Oyo State, Senator Rasheed Ladoja.
The victim died on the spot. The corpse has been removed to the Lagos Island General Hospital mortuary for autopsy while the truck driver has been arrested.” she said.
Friends of Adebola are presently mourning him with Facebook posts on his wall.