Oyo State has lost three traditional rulers in a single day to an auto crash in the state.
The three monarchs — Olodogbo of Odogbo, Onibowula of Bowula and Alayetoro of Ayetoro — are all from Oriire council area.
The accident occurred when a Mercedes Benz E230 with branded number plate “OLODOGBO” had a head on collision with a commercial truck with registration no. 301 XF at Aje Iye in the area.
Two of the monarchs died on the spot while the third one died later at Ladoke Akintola University Teaching Hospital Hospital, Ogbomoso.
According to an eyewitness; “Six passengers were involved in the crash, but the three survivors are undergoing treatment at LAUTECH Teaching Hospital. The affected passengers were going for a social function at the nearby community when the accident occurred.
“The affected monarchs are Olodogbo of Odogbo, Onibowula of Bowula and Alayetoro of Ayetoro in Oriire Local Government,” the witness said.
May their souls rest in peace, amen.