By Adekola Afolabi
The Speaker, Ondo State House of Assembly, Rt. Hon Bamidele Oleyelogun, on Saturday, rescued five accident victims and saved them from possible untimely death.
The lone accident which occurred between Ero and Isarun along Akure-Ilesha expressway, involved a Nissan car with five passengers including the driver on board.
It was gathered that the victims were returning to Ero from Ibadan where they had gone for a wedding programme when the incident happened. The accident occurred few kilometers to Ero, their destination.
Speaking on the incident, the Speaker, who personally participated in the rescue operation said he and his aides were returning to Akure from Isarun when he saw the car in the bush with some of the victims crying for help.
He added that he immediately directed his driver to turn back, noting that when he got to the scene of the accident, he saw the people in the pool of their blood crying for help.
The victims, according to him, sustained varying degrees of injury on their bodies.
Oleyelogun, who is also the lawmaker representing Ifedore State Constituency in the hallowed chamber, explained that he and his aides thereafter rescued the victims from the wreckage of the car and used his official vehicle with which he was travelling to convey them to the General Hospital, Ilara-Mokin for medical attention.
He noted that from Ilara-Mokin, the victims were later referred to the state Specialists Hospital, Akure for further treatment.
The Speaker added that as they were heading to Akure, he also called the Commissioner for Health, Wahab Adegbenro, who received the victims alongside the Chief Medical Director, for urgent attention.
He commended the Health Commissioner and the CMD for giving the victims necessary treatments which eventually saved their lives.
The Speaker who noted that he was touched by the dangerous situation he found the accident victims also said he later got to know that the victims are from Ero, his constituency, adding that he was happy God saved them from their untimely death.
Updating The Hope yesterday, Oleyelogun disclosed that he spoke with one of the victims who confirmed that they have been discharged from the hospital.
He said people of the town including Chiefs and other notable individuals have since been calling him to appreciate him for his kind gesture.
Oleyelogun charged all Nigerians to always show good attitude to rescue people in danger.