Lethal lightening that trailed the Wednesday early morning drizzling has
struck the Itele – Ijebu Command Post of the Federal Road Safety Corp
(FRSC) along Ijebu – Ode – Ore expressway, killing three officials and
throwing others to the ground.
The incident occurred around 10am at the Corps Command Post located at
the Old toll gate corridor of the expressway, throwing the Ogun State
sector Command of the FRSC into a hushed mourning.
The Nation learnt the lightening struck just as the FRSC officials were
about observing their routine morning parade within the precinct of the
About a dozen of them were said to be around when the lightening struck,
killing the three on the spot and also sent an electrical shock wave
into the premises, jolting some of the survivors.
The FRSC Public Education and enlightenment Officer in Ogun State,
Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident but declined further comments.
Okpe, who promised to issue a statement in respect of the incident, said
the Corps’s Sector Commander had gone to Ilese to access the situation.
It was learnt the state’s special security outfit – “OP MESA,” have also
taken over the security of the area to forestall people from gathering
around the scene.
Also, traditionalists worshipers believed to be Sango adherents, were
said to have arrived at the scene to perform some traditional rites on
the corpses preparatory to their release to government officials for