A female student of the University of Ibadan,
Balikis Adeniyi, died on Friday in an accident involving a commercial tricycle and a waste
disposal truck at Leventis area of the Oyo State capital.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the accident occurred at about 9:30 am when the
tricycle marked 152 UP ran into the waste disposal truck.
NAN also reports that two other persons were
According to an eye witness, Omobola Bamgbose,
the crash was due to over speeding by the tricycle driver.
”The lady was coming from Guaranty Trust Bank
at Ajibade where she went to pay her school fees.
”Her bag and phone were recovered and this was what made it easy for us to get in touch with her
”The two other victims who had fractures on their
head and legs had been taken to the hospital for
treatment,” said Bamgbose.
Another eyewitness, Adelowotan Adelani, accused the driver of the waste disposal truck of wrong parking.
“The tricycle route was from Orita Merin to Sango,
this accident would not have occurred if the waste disposal truck was not packed beside the road side.
“We are appealing to the present and the incoming government in Oyo State to stop these
trucks from parking on the road.
“The Oyo State Government should look for another way of evacuating refuse instead of using
these trucks and people should also stop dumping refuse on the road side again,” he said.
When contacted, the Oyo State Police Public Relation Officer, SP Olugbenga Fadeyi, confirmed
He said that the corpse of the deceased had been
deposited at the Adeoyo Hospital in Ibadan while
the two injured persons were being treated in an
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