Three days to his 47th birthday, on Monday 25th September, 2017, Ibadan-born deputy governor of the Central Bank of Nigeria, CBN, Oloye Adebayo Adelabu escaped death in a ghastly auto accident.
‘Bayo, who is one of the grandsons of late nationalist politician, Alhaji Adegoke Adelabu, was on his way to Lagos, to board an early morning flight to Abuja to attend the weekly Monetary Policy Committee meeting of the apex bank, when the sad event occurred.
Insideoyo.com gathered that he was in the car with his personal assistant, security aide and his driver.
The accident, which happened very close to the Redemption camp on the Lagos/Ibadan expressway, saw the car somersaulting more than 4 times, with all the airbags coming out.
When they were rescued, they didn’t come out unhurt as he and his PA, who were seated at the back, sustained injuries. The driver and the security aide were lucky as they were protected by the seatbelts.
It was gathered that the accident occurred when the driver of a car, who was coming behind them, swerved into the middle of his convoy and hit ‘Bayo’s car, pushing the car 200 metres away from the express-way, into the bush.
A source, who preferred anonymity recounted that “unknown to the driver of the car, there was a median ahead which made the road narrower at a particular spot. He had to swerve into ‘Bayo’s convoy to avoid hitting his car on the hard substance.
On his insistence, they were later admitted into the Abuja Clinic at Maitama, for three days before being discharged on 27th September, 2017, a day to his birthday.
Speaking with insideoyo.com, the young banker, who is the Agbaakin Parakoyi of Ibadanland, said: “…just let us thank God. It was a close shave with death. I am just grateful to God….”