Three clegymen ,one other die in Ekiti crash

Three persons believed to be pastors and one other lost their lives in a crash along Otun Ekiti -Iro Ekiti road in the Moba LGA of Ekiti state.

According to sources, five clergymen who also sustained injuries in the crash had been moved to the hospital for medical treatment.

A source said, ” The clergymen were on Monday evening heading to Iro Ekiti before the unfortunate lone accident happened when the bus they were traveling in somersaulted.


“We learned they were going to Iro Ekiti for the welcome service if one of them who was newly posted to a church there when the accident happened.”


Another source said sympathisers at the scene where the incident occurred wept profusely over the death of the three clergymen the other person.

In a statement, it was said “It is a sad moment for Christians in the state, particularly in this part of Ekiti North Senatorial District where the deceased clergymen served.

“We prayed for a quick recovery for the other clergymen who were said to have sustained injuries in the accident.”


The state Police Public Relations officer, Sunday Abutu confirmed the incident that the accident claimed four lives.

He said, “We got the information and our men from the traffic section were deployed to the axis.

“The bodies of the deceased were recovered and moved to a hospital where they were confirmed dead.

“We are monitoring the situation. An investigation is still ongoing to ascertain the cause of the accident.”He added.


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