The remains of the couple, who had been married for 13 years without a child, were buried amid tears at their Mowe residence on Sunday in the same grave…. Toyin was three months pregnant when the accident occurredTragedy struck the Lagos State Government Civil Service as it lost two of its principal officers to a road crash over the weekend.
The accident, which occurred at the Ogere axis of the Lagos-Ibadan Expressway in Ogun State, claimed the lives of a couple, Rotimi Olugbuyi and Toyin Olugbuyi, while they were returning to their Mowe, Ogun State residence after attending a wedding ceremony in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The couple, until their death, were staff of the Lagos State Civil Service.
It was gathered that while the husband was a Public Relations Officer of the Lagos State Ministry of Information attached to the Lagos State Scholarship Board, Toyin was a Public Relations Officer attached to the Lagos State Judicial Service Commission.
An eyewitness account revealed that the car, which was driven by Rotimi, had a burst tyre on motion and skidded off from the their own lane to the other side of the road where a trailer, on a high speed and heading towards Ibadan, rammed into them, crushing the car and the occupants.
Their body, reportedly crushed to pieces, was taken to the Ogere office of the Federal Road Safety Corps, where contact was made with their relatives.
The remains of the couple, who had been married for 13 years without a child, were buried amid tears at their Mowe residence on Sunday in the same grave.
Their remains were said to have been packed together as their bodies were crushed into pieces.
Colleagues from the Lagos State Government Secretariat, who were present at the burial, described the couple as very nice, loving, caring and dedicated workers.
A source, who pleaded for anonymity, said Toyin was three months pregnant before the unfortunate incident.