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Tragedy As Abuja Federal Court Truck Crushes Father & Sons To Death In Ovia Edo State

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February 28, 2016 – Tragedy As Abuja Federal Court Truck Crushes Father & Sons To Death In Ovia Edo State

Tragedy struck at Ofumwengbe in Ovia South West local government area of Edo state at the weekend as a truck crushed a father of five and his two sons.

Mr Joseph Adeke, a farmer. and his two sons 15-year-old Jeffrey and Ovie (13) were crushed by a truck owned by an Abuja Federal Court of Appeal.

“The man went to pick the children who were in SS1 and JSS1 of Evergreen School, a private school in Ofumwengbe, and was on his way home when they were run over by the truck.

“They were riding on a motorcycle and the truck, which was carrying some papers (documents) had brake failure and the driver lost control,” an eyewitness told our reporter.

The driver of the truck, whose identity was not immediately known, was arrested and taken to Iguobazuwa division of the Nigerian Police.

Attempts by our reporter to speak with the Divisional Police Officer was abortive as he was said to be “unavailable” when our reporter visited the station on Sunday afternoon.

The truck, which was sighted at the station premises, had its plate number removed.

The grief-stricken mother and wife of the victims, Mrs Helen Adeke was too devastated to speak.

But a member of the grieving family, Mr Tony Odoyibo, confirmed the report in a telephone chat with our reporter.

Odoyibo described the incident as “a grave loss to the family. The two children are the oldest sons.”

Our reporter’s attempt to get confirmation from the Commander in charge of Okada Junction of the Federal Road Safety Corp (FRSC) was abortive.

Although he promised to get back to our reporter, the commander was yet to return our call over one hour later before press time on Sunday.


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    February 28, 2016 at 9:32 PM


  2. jojo

    February 28, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    oh God, RIP

  3. D Hunter

    February 28, 2016 at 9:51 PM

    Oh noo! Wat? Chai…wat a black Sunday 4 d State as a whole?
    Particularly, I am worried 4 d woman I mean d wyf Mrs Helen can handle dis? Can she survive d shock?

    Wat a loss? Notin wll eva remain d same 4 her again tll Christ come. Oh poor woman! Can she mk it?

    Pple around shld plssss watch dat woman carefully, less she tk her own lyf too.
    May God comfort u madam.
    Its so sad.


  4. fifelomo

    February 28, 2016 at 10:45 PM


  5. John Emeka

    February 29, 2016 at 6:50 AM

    Oh! dis z sad rip 2 d departed

  6. Maryf

    February 29, 2016 at 7:41 AM

    End time. God knows best. May their souls RIP.

  7. Amazon

    February 29, 2016 at 8:05 AM

    So sad, RIP. Let the government pass a decree on any truck that loses brake & kills somebody that such truck owner/driver will pay a huge amount of money & will as well be imprisoned. I think it’s time lives should be valued.

  8. sola olaniyi

    February 29, 2016 at 8:31 AM


  9. Agatha

    February 29, 2016 at 9:07 AM

    so touching rest in bossom of the Lord brothers

  10. Tee

    February 29, 2016 at 2:13 PM

    so sad , most of these tuck are just death traps on our road, always overloaded and poorly maintained, what compound it is that there is no rigorous inspection regime in place to check these old and dilapidated vehicle for defects, most of our so called road safety officers are mainly recruited not based on knowledge of automobile and mechanical engineering. it is high time government institute a policy of mandatory testing of vehicles, in abroad there are vehicles of 40 year olds still running and that is because they are subjected to yearly inspection in other to identify any filing components and rectification is carried out after which the vehicle is certified fit to ply the road. Most of our people in power have been abroad and seen the way things are done to improved the safety of the people both in vehicles and on the roads, but they never try to implement the same in their own country instead the siphon the monies to their personal accounts abroad which is then used by those countries to benefit their own citizens, even some people will defend them citing various party, ethnic and religious bias. it really sad that we are laughing stock of the world. May their soul rest in peace.

  11. chyna

    February 29, 2016 at 2:20 PM

    so sad

  12. my lady

    February 29, 2016 at 2:24 PM


  13. Mae

    March 2, 2016 at 10:30 AM


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