By Funmi Ojo, Folake Oye

Governor Ademola Adeleke has expressed shock and sadness over the tragic death of a female staff of the University of Ilesa.

Reacting to the unfortunate incident in a statement by his Spokesperson, Mallam Olawale Rasheed, the Governor charged all relevant government agencies to follow up on the root cause of the accident and ensure that those responsible were brought to book.

Governor Adeleke, who was briefed about the development, said authorities must find the owner of the truck, the circumstances of the accident and the search and rescue efforts after the accident.

The Governor further directed his Commissioner for Transportation to act on the matter including immediate visitation to the scene of the accident, the University of Ilesa, the family of the deceased as well as new regulations on the use of the narrow roads by heavy-duty trucks.

While commiserating with the management of the University of Ilesa and the family of the deceased, Governor Adeleke assured them that anyone found culpable for the accident would be brought to justice.

On Wednesday, a staff of the University of Ilesa, Osun State, Mrs Fanimo Ogunmokun was crushed to death after a cashew container fell on her car. 

According to the report, the incident, occurred on Campus Road in the afternoon when the deceased was coming from work in her Toyota Camry with number plate LSD 584 GD

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson for the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, Kehinde Adeleke said the truck loaded with cashews was heading towards Osu lost control and fell over the Mrs Ogunmokun’s car, which was heading towards Ilesa metropolis

Mr Adeleke said the deceased, who would have retired this month, was trapped under the container for hours as efforts of passers-by to rescue her proved abortive because of the weight of the truck.

He added that the truck, which belongs to an agro-industry in Ilesa, was later lifted to recover the body of Mrs Fanimokun.

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