– The convoy of bullion vans belonging to the Central Bank of Nigeria ran into Ibikunle Amosun’s convoy as the governor was travelling to Lagos
– The governor’s official car as well as other vehicles in the convoy were affected as Amosun expresses disappointment
Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun state narrowly escaped death on Thursday, May 11 as a bullion van of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) reportedly rammed into his convoy along the Lagos-Ibadan expressway.
The governor was travelling to Lagos state on official assignment when the accident occurred at the Ibafo area of Ogun state.
A statement by Juwon Soyinka, the senior special assistant on media, obtained by NAIJ.com said the governor’s officical car, his escort and other vehicles in the convoy were affected in the process.
Governor Amosun said he had constantly warned CBN bullion van drivers against recklessness
“On sensing danger, the Ogun governor’s escort commander used a public address system mounted on his vehicle to warn the CBN convoy to desist from such reckless driving.
“Not only was the governor’s escort commander ignored, the CBN convoy drivers went ahead to crush his vehicle and subsequently went after other vehicles in the Governor’s convoy, including the governor’s official car, before they were brought to a halt by the security team attached to the governor.”
The statement quoted the disappointed Governor Amosun as saying: “This is lawlessness and the height of impunity.
“If this could happen to a governor within his territory, you can imagine what they would do to our citizens who are simply going about their legitimate business.”
Governor Amosun lamented that bullion van drivers always conducted themselves recklessly on the road adding that this would no longer be tolerated in his state.
According to the governor, “we will not allow such senseless and reckless behavior in Ogun state.” (Niaj.com)