Tungba Gospel crooner, Yinka Ayefele, MON was thrown into morning on Saturday night when one of the trucks conveying musical equipment was involved in a fatal crash that led to the death of one of the Engineering crew aboard while several others sustained various degrees of injuries.
A statement by his publicist made available to us said that the truck entered a deep pot hole along Lagos-Ibadan expressway and swerved off the road into a deep ditch.
The deceased, Mr. Tunde Oduneye, 39, was confirmed dead at the University College Hospital (UCH), around 11:00pm on Saturday.
A visibly shocked leader of the band, Yinka Ayefele, was seen being consoled by sympathizers at the Accident and Emergency ward of the UCH where injured members of the crew were being treated.
According to Ayefele’s Merry Makers band Publicist, Mr. David Ajiboye, had been contracted to perform at the wedding ceremony of the daughter of Mr. Olu Amore, a Commissioner of Police before the truck conveying the equipment back to Ibadan had the accident shortly after the old toll plaza at Ogere.
The deceased’s body has been interred in his home town of Ijebu Igbo on Sunday evening. He is survived by a wife and a two-year-old baby.