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How OSBC Journalist, 4 Others Die in Osun Auto Crash



An auto crash which occurred at Asejire end of Osun on Friday killed five persons while others sustained severe injuries.

The ill fated 18seater bus

The ill fated 18seater bus

Among the dead was a journalist, Nathaniel Abimbola, working with the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC) in Osogbo. His friends said he was aged 48. He marked his birthday on 26 of February  this year.

Abimbola, a graduate of University of Ibadan was attached to the State Assembly and had been on the beat for 10 years.

Four others who died, alongside Abimbola, were all  members of Celestial Church of Christ (CCC) Ayetoro Osogbo.

It was gathered that the entire occupants of the ill fated 18seater bus were heading to Imeko headquarters of the church for a retreat.

The driver of the bus was said to have lost the brake of the vehicle before ramming into a stationary Nigerian Bottling Company Coca-Cola truck.

Those that sustained injuries in the accident are being treated at state hospital Ibadan and Ikire.

Osun Assembly Expresses Shock Over Abimbola’s Death

Osun State House of Assembly under the leadership of Rt. Hon Najeem Salaam has described as a rude shock, the death of the Osun State Broadcasting Corporation (OSBC) correspondent in the Assembly, Nathaniel Abimbola on Friday.

In a statement by the Chairman, House Committee on Information and Strategy, Olatunbosun Oyintiloye, the Assembly said the report of Nathaniel’s death was like a strange dream that one would never wish it comes to reality.

Describing the death of ‘Nath’ as popularly called as pathetic, the parliament said, it was difficult to come to term with the reality of his death.

According to the parliament, the humble character, dedication to job and respect for all possessed by the deceased would be greatly missed.

It said, the deceased attitude during his lifetime adhered him to those who have on one occasion or other related him.

The assembly condoled with his immediate family, OSBC family, pen pushers in the state and the state parliament over the death of the late journalists.

Praying that God almighty should grant the family the fortitude to bear the irreparable loss, he said, ‘Nath’ would forever be remembered for good.

Late Nathaniel Abimbola

Late Nathaniel Abimbola

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