Tragedy struck in the ancient town of Ilese, near Ijebu -Ode, in Ijebu North-East local government area of Ogun State, as three officials of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) were struck to death by mysterious thunder lightning which occurred in the early hours of Wednesday. The incident, which occurred around 10 a.m followed a drizzling which was accompanied by the lightning that struck the FRSC’s office located at the old Toll Gate in Ilese town where it killed its victims.
It was learnt the lightening struck just as the FRSC officials were about observing their routine morning parade within the precinct of the office. About a dozen of them were said to be around when the lightening struck, killing the three on the spot and also sent an electrical shock wave into the premises, jolting some of the survivors. The FRSC Public Education and enlightenment Officer in Ogun State, Florence Okpe, confirmed the incident but declined further comments. Okpe, who promised to issue a statement in respect of the incident, said the Corps’s Sector Commander had gone to Ilese to access the situation. It was learnt the state’s special security outfit – “OP MESA,” have also taken over the security of the area to forestall people from gathering around the scene.