The Federal Road Safety Corps in Sango-Ota, Ogun State on Friday said that one person died while three others sustained injuries in a lone accident that involved a commercial bus in Sango-Ota.
Adekunle Oguntoyinbo, the Sango-Ota Unit Commander of FRSC, who confirmed the incident to News Agency of Nigeria in Ota, Ogun State, said the accident happened around about 5.20pm.
Oguntoyinbo explained that a commercial bus, with registration number FST 633 XW, heading toward Owode-Ijako from Toll Gate lost control due to brake failure and rammed into the beggars beside the road.
He said: “One of the roadside beggars died instantly while three others sustained various degrees of injuries.
“The injured people are receiving intensive treatment at General Hospital, Sango-Ota, while the corpse of the beggar was taken way by the Beggars Association, Sango-Ota chapter.”
The unit commander, however, advised beggars to desist from begging for money on the roadside.
Oguntoyinbo further implored pedestrians to be cautious in order to avoid unnecessary loss of lives on the roads.