A student at the Faculty of Science, University of Ibadan , Balkis Adeniyi , has died in an accident that occurred on Mokola – Oyo Road in Ibadan , Oyo State, on Friday.
Eyewitnesses told City Round that the accident also left two other victims seriously injured as a tricycle popularly called Keke Napep, rammed into a waste disposal truck at Leventis area of Sango in the metropolis .
The accident occurred around 9 : 30am while the student was returning from a bank where she had gone to pay her school fees .
The police gave the number plate of the tricycle as RU 152 UP and described the truck as ‘ MARC LAMMERTYN’ .
An eyewitness , Bamgbose Omobola , blamed the crash on speeding on the part of the tricycle driver, adding that the victim (Adeniyi ) died immediately after the accident .
The eyewitness said , “The lady was coming from a bank at Ajibade where she had gone to pay her school fees .
“ Her phone and bag were recovered. When the bag was searched , her school identity card was found there . She was a student of UI . We contacted her parents.
“ The two other victims who had injuries in the heads and legs had been taken to a hospital for treatment . ”
Confirming the tragedy, the Police Public Relations Officer in Oyo State, Olugbenga Fadeyi, said , “ Yes , it was true.
“The Divisional Police Officer , Mokola Police Station , confirmed it to me and we have commenced investigation into the matter. ”