By Kolade Larewaju
ABEOKUTA â€“ THEÂ Founder of the Odua Peoples Congress, OPC, Dr. Frederick Faseun was, Sunday evening, involved in an auto crash along Siun/Kobape Road after a meeting of the congress in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital. Faseun was said to have sustained head injuries when his Mercedes Benz car tyre burst while on top speed, a situation which resulted in the driver losing control and the car subsequently plunging into the bush.
Prayers for quick recovery
The heavy rains at the time was said to have aided the carâ€™s skidding off the road. Vanguard learnt that he was later rushed alongside his driver to Federal Medical Centre, FMC, Idi-Aba where they were treated and subsequently moved to Lagos, yesterday afternoon.
At the Federal Medical Centre, FMC, yesterday, a large number of OPC members were found within the premises discussing the incident and praying fervently for his quick recovery.
The medical team at the hospital was hovering around him for proper care while his wife and two of his children were also in attendance.
Speaking to journalists on his hospital bed, Faseun said all what he could recall was that there was a burst tyre while the car was on motion. He confirmed that he was returning to Lagos from Abeokuta after the Congress meeting when the incident happened, but however gave thanks to God for sparing his life and that of his driver.
Faseun said he was responding to treatment and was optimistic that he would soon get back on his feet. He praised the competence of the FMC staff, noting that he had received the best of treatment since his arrival at the hospital.
Vanguard, however, gathered that Dr. Faseun was moved to Lagos at about 1.00pm to enable him continue his treatment close to his family.
Couple roasted in another crash
Meantime, tragedy struck in Abeokuta, the Ogun State capital, also on Sunday night, when an unidentified couple was roasted to death as a result of an accident involving the motorcycle they were riding and a Volkswagen Golf car.
The incident, according to eyewitness account, occured at about 10.00pm, when the couple believed to be returning from Iyana Mortuary road ran into the car believed to be on top speed from the Mega Station road, along Abiola Way.
Vanguard learnt that the coupleâ€™s motorcycle had no headlamp which made it difficult for on-coming vehicles to notice it.
It was gathered that the motorbike caught fire immediately it collided with the car, leading to the coupleâ€™s roasting to death.
Attempts by sympathizers to save the couple were said to have proved abortive, as water was not available to put off the fire.
The occupants of the car marked Lagos BP 582 AKD ran for safety immediately the accident occurred.
Men of the state Fire Service later put out the fire and later evacuated the bodies to the General Hospital mortuary,Â Ijaye.
The burnt Okada and the car were removed by the Policemen attached to Kemta Divisional Police Station.