Two die in Ekiti road accident

•  As hoodlums kill woman inside room

Two persons, whose identities have not been ascertained were on Thursday crushed to death by a vehicle in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

The casualties in the road carnage, which occurred under the flyover bridge located between Okesa and Fajuyi park involved one Okada rider and his passenger.

This came barely 24 hours after a woman identified as Sefiat Useni, who lived at Iyin Ekiti in Irepodun /Ifelodun local government area of the state, was killed inside her room in a mysterious circumstance.

The Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti Command, Mr Sunday Abutu, who confirmed this to journalists said the accident occurred at the junction linking the old governor’s office, Okeyinmi and the stadium road.

He said a Toyota Camry car had at the spot rammed into a commercial motorcycle and overran it , leading to the death of the victims.

Abutu disclosed that the passenger died on the spot while the motorcyclist died at the accident and emergency section of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital(EKSUTH).

“The vehicle overran the two of them and they lost their lives. However, the corpses had been deposited in the EKSUTH’s morgue.

“We are still investigating the cause of the accident and we charge road users to always exercise caution and watch their actions while driving or riding on highways,” the PPRO said.

Meanwhile, the death of Useni, who was a ‘ponmo’ seller and lived at Oketoro area of Iyin Ekiti, was alleged to have been gruesomely murdered inside her room at midnight.

It was gathered that the deceased was hit in the head with a pestle and she died on her bed.

It was revealed that her body and the room where she was murdered were drenched with blood as a result of a severe head injury she sustained.

The police spokesman confirmed that the woman was murdered in cold blood and the cause of the death is being thoroughly investigated by the police.

Abutu said, “We have arrested a suspect in respect of this murder and he is being detained at the CID section.”

 

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