The Lagos State Police Command has arrested one Ademola Awe for crushing three siblings and a motorcyclist to death with a Ford pick-up van, number plate GGE 42 XN on Ekundayo Street in the Epe Local Government Area of the state.
According to the police, the victims are Esther Orimisan, 24; Kofoworola Orimisan, 17; two-year-old Emmanuel Orimisan; and the okada man was identified as Femi Shojedo.
Awe said to be a driver of a sachet water producing factory was alleged to be under the influence of alcohol.
Confirming the sad incident to newsmen, the state Police Public Relations Officer, Bala Elkana, said: “On Saturday, June 6, 2019, around 11.30pm, one Shakiru Ajayi came to the station and reported that a fatal vehicle and motorcycle accident occurred on Ekundayo Street, Epe.
“The accident involved a Ford pick-up van with number plate GGE 42 XN, driven by one Ademola Awe, and a Bajaj motorcycle with number plate LSR 99 OG, being operated by one Femi Shojedo.
“The motorcyclist was conveying three passengers of the same family and all of them sustained serious injuries and were rushed to the Epe General Hospital for treatment, where Shojedo and the siblings, Esther Orimisan, 24; Kofoworola Orimisan, 17; and Emmanuel Orimisan, two, died.
“The corpses were deposited in the hospital’s mortuary for autopsy. We have the driver of the pick-up van in our custody.”