When Taiwo and Kehinde Animashaun bade their mother goodbye after a visit to her residence in the Sango area of Ogun State, little did they know they were exchanging last pleasantries.
The 31-year old twins were returning to their houses in Ijoko, a neighbouring community, when motorcycle they were on crashed into a stationary truck parked by the roadside.
The twins and the motorcycle rider, Wahab Lamidi, died on the spot. Punch Metro gathered that the twins checked on their widowed mother after attending a family function in the area.
After spending some hours with their parent, they left for home around 9pm on the motorcycle which ran into the truck at Vulcanizer Bus-Stop.
Speaking with Punch correspondent, the elder brother of the twins, Afeez Animashaun, said the incident happened on Sunday.
He said, “They both came for the introduction of one of our family members and they went to visit our mother afterwards.
“They both left at the same time because they lived not too far from each other. They left around 9pm only for us to get a call an hour later that they were involved in an accident.
“We were told that while they were on their way, the motorcycle ran into a faulty stationary truck that failed to use the C-Caution sign. They and the rider died immediately.”
He explained that Taiwo’s wife and the deceased’s mother had been distraught since the incident happened, adding that the twins were very fond of each other.
The truck driver, Bisi Oluniyi, who was said to have been transporting cassava peels to a piggery in Oke-Aro, was subsequently arrested for not using a caution sign that could have averted the accident.
When the State Police Public Relations Officer, Abimbola Oyeyemi, was contacted about the incident, he said he would find out about it and get back to Punch correspondent.