The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Ogun has confirmed the death of nine people in an accident involving two vehicles on the Lagos-Ibadan expressway on Wednesday.
The Sector Commander of FRSC in the state, Mr Ahmed Umar, said 16 other persons sustained varying degrees of injuries.
Umar said that the cause of the accident could be traced to speed violation and overloading on the part of the commercial bus driver.
He added that the commercial bus lost control due to excessive speeding and rammed into the truck.
The sector commander said that clearing of obstruction caused by the crash by FRSC officials and other sister agencies had commenced.
He advised motorists to exercise patience and remain calm, as the situation in the axis would soon be normalised.
Umar stressed the need for caution, saying that as all hands must be on deck to ensure that lives were not lost due to carelessness on the road.
While advising motorists to always obey traffic rules and regulations, the sector commander assured that FRSC would continually be committed to creating a safer motoring environment.