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Suspected ‘yahoo boy’ kills septuagenarian in road crash

A 77-year-old woman, Mrs Roseline Omorogbe, was killed in a road accident in Benin, on Tuesday when a Toyota Venza driven by a suspected Yahoo boy, Elvis Erahamwonyi, overtook a car in front of him only to hit a tricycle which was conveying passengers to their destination.

The accident, which took place along first Ugbor Road by John Edebia Junction, Government Reserved Area also led to severe injuries to Mrs Regina Jeffery, aged 30 years, of Obanor Street, behind Benson Idahosa University, Benin and a tricycle rider. 

An eye witness who gave his name as Sylvester told The PUNCH that the driver of the Venza was on top speed when he attempted to overtake the car in his front only to crash into the coming tricycle.

He said, “The driver of the Venza I suspect is a Yahoo boy. They are always driving like the road belongs to them. If he had been patient, the accident would have been avoided. Another tricycle would have been involved but he was fast enough to avoid being hit. An elder woman died on the spot while two were taken to Benin Medical Care on Adesuwa Road.

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The Edo State Police Command PPRO, SP Chidi Nwabuzor said, “This is to inform the general public of a fatal motor/tricycle accident that occurred Tuesday, December 20, 2022, at about 0600hrs along first Ugbor Road by John Edebia Junction, G.R.A; Benin City, involving Mr Elvis Erahamwonyi the driver of one Toyota Venza Jeep Reg No. BDG 893 ES, Tricycle rider, Mr Goodness Sunday, and the other tricycle rider whose identity is yet unknown with Reg Nos. BEN 614 UT Edo State Taxi Colour and AFZ 684 QM respectfully. 

“The accident, which occurred early hours of the day, resulted in the death of a 77-year-old woman, Mrs Roseline Omorogbe of No. 12 Omoregbe Close, Off Guobadia, Off first Ugbor, G.R.A; Benin City who was a passenger in one of the tricycles. 

“The accident also caused severe bodily injuries on Mrs Regina Jeffery, aged 30 years old, of Obanor Street, Back of Benson Idahosa University, Benin City, and a tricycle rider. The two injured persons were immediately admitted at Benin Medical Care, along Adesuwa Road, G.R.A; Benin City for treatments while the deceased woman was deposited at Stella Obasanjo, Hospital Mortuary, Off Sapele Road, Benin City for autopsy and preservation,” he added.

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