Fayemi mourns with families of victims killed in Ekiti truck accident

Kayode Fayemi

Ekiti State Governor, Kayode Fayemi, has mourned with the families of those who lost their lives when a truck rammed into a roadside market at Iworoko Ekiti, Irepodun/Ifelodun local government area of Ekiti State on Saturday night.

Represented by the Deputy Governor, Bisi Egbeyemi, the governor appealed to angry youths in the community not to cause trouble.

“The state governor condoles with families of those who have lost dear ones. We pray for their souls to rest on peace. Government will also ensure that those who were wounded have their hospital bills paid for. We will also take care of other things.

“However, we appeal to our youths to calm down and not cause trouble. No one wishes for this kind of tragedy to happen. And no amount of anger and violence will bring back those dead. So let us be calm,” he said.

Mr Egbeyemi, who also visited the Ekiti State University Teaching hospital along Adebayo area of the state capital, where the bodies of the dead and others wounded were taken to, told the doctors to begin urgent treatment of the wounded, assuring them that the bills would be paid by the state government.

The hospital management told newsmen that 12 bodies of those who lost their lives in the accident, including students of Ekiti State University (EKSU) have been deposited at the state morgue while four wounded victims of the accident are receiving treatment in the hospital.

It was gathered that the truck coming from Ifaki-Ekiti, loaded with branded bags of rice of the senator representing Ondo Central Senatorial District, Tayo Alasoadura of the All Progressives Congress (APC), rammed into the market at about 8pm due to brake failure.