Amaka, wife of the former Senate leader, Senator Victor Ndoma-Egba, was among seven persons that died in a multiple motor accident on Thursday night along Ore-Okitipupa Road in Odigbo Local Government Area of Ondo State.
Also, about eight other persons sustained serious injuries in the accident that involved a commercial Toyota Avensis car, a Honda car, a truck and a Toyota Coaster bus belonging to the Sports Centre of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko (AAUA).
It was gathered that the accident occured near a military checkpoint on Ore-Okitipupa Road.
It was also learnt that the wife of the former Senate leader, who was in the Toyota Coaster Bus, belonging to the Sports Centre of the Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba-Akoko and other occupants of the bus were going for a burial ceremony at Igbokoda.
Investigation revealed that the truck first hit the two cars before pushing the coaster bus into a ditch.
Four persons, including former Senate leader’s wife reportedly lost their lives in the bus and three others died in the two cars that were first hit by the truck.
According to the Sector Commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) for Ondo State, Mr Ahmed Hassan, four persons, three females and a male died in the accident.
He also disclosed that eight other persons were critically injured and taken to Pima Hospital in Ore for medical treatment
He said: “The accident happened around 9:00pm. It involved three vehicles. Four of the occupants of the bus, died three female and one male. The accident was caused by loss of concentration and speed violation.”
Also, the Head of Public Relations, Media and Protocol of AAUA, Mr. Victor Akinpelumi, said that it was a lone accident.
He said only the Coaster bus of the institution, which he said was on official assignment, was involved in the accident.
“The university has sent officers from the Works Department to the area to assess the situation and were being expected,” he said.