By Kolawole Olayinka, Abeokuta
A loaded tanker with Premium Motor Spirit popularly called petrol early Sunday morning overturned and spilled its contents on a major road in Abeokuta, Ogun State.
The Public Relations Officer, Ogun State Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps, Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, in a statement confirmed the incident and explained that it happened around 4.45am at Oju Irin, Lafenwa inbound Rounder in Abeokuta.
He said trans-loading of the remaining content had commenced.
Akinbiyi appealed to the general public, particularly the motoring public, domiciled or moving around the axis to remain calm and co-operative by avoiding scooping of fuel, use of handset and cooking gas so as not to spark off a fire.
In addition, he advised the motoring public going inward Rounder axis from Lafenwa, to make use of Olomore and Oke-Ata axis respectively as alternative routes, since traffic has been diverted towards that axis presently.