CBN bullion van crashes into Governor Amosun’s convoy near Sagamu

A bullion van of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has crashed into the convoy of Governor Ibikunle Amosun on the flyover bridge at the Sagamu interchange.

Nobody was injured in the incident.

The incident occurred as the CBNbullion van which was heading from Abeokuta to Lagos attempted to overtake the convoy of the governor.

The governor was on his way to Lagos for the traditional engagement of the son of former President Olusegun Obasanjo and the daughter of business magnate, Sir Kessington Adebutu.

The bullion van which was in the convoy of other CBN vehicles, accompanied by mobile policemen hits one of the security vehicles in the governor’s convoy.

The security details of the governor’s convoy then fired gunshots at the tyres of the bullion van.

The governor’s Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr Juwon Soyinka, said in a statement that the incident happened when a bullion van belonging to the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) ran into Amosun’s convoy in the area.

He said: “The incident which occurred around Ibafo while the governor was travelling to Lagos for an official assignment, resulted in damage to the escort vehicles in the governor’s convoy.

 “The CBN convoy drivers, driving dangerously, attempted to overtake the governor’s convoy without regard for the safety of other road users.

“On sensing danger, the governor’s escort commander used a public address system mounted on his vehicle to warn the CBN convoy drivers to desist from such reckless driving.

“Not only was the governor’s escort commander ignored, the CBN convoy drivers went ahead to crush his vehicle and subsequently went after other vehicles in the governor’s convoy, including his official car.

” The CBN convoy was later brought to a halt by the security team attached to the governor,” Soyinka said.

“If this could happen to a governor within his territory, you can imagine what they would do to our citizens who are simply going about their legitimate business.

“Governor Amosun, who expressed disappointment at the reckless manner in which the CBN bullion van convoy moved on the road, warned that such act of impunity will no longer be tolerated within the borders of Ogun,’’ Soyinka stated.

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