One Mrs Grace Obajay has reportedly died in a ghastly motor that occurred recently along Airport Road, Benin City, Edo State.
According to reports, the accident happened while some men of the Nigeria police force were chasing after an alleged “Yahoo boy” in the state capital.
The report had it that the 29-year-old woman was with her 1 year five months old baby inside an Ubber when a car rammed into them, flinging the baby out of the car, knocked the mom out and also caused the Uber driver some injuries.
Vanguard in a report monitored by Naija News on their site claimed that the car that rammed into them was driven by a suspected Yahoo boy being chased by police. It was reported that the deceased worked as a Secretary with Floret Systems and was just 2 months away from marking their 2-years wedding anniversary.
Confirming the terrible incident to newsmen, elder brother of the Uber driver, Dickson John said, “I got a call from my brother at about 11 am. All he could mutter was ‘ come quickly, I’m dying, I can’t breathe, my chest, accident, airport road…, and the call ended. I tried reaching back to him but could not get him.”
“I was accompanied to the scene by one of my comrades, Godwin Esosa, where I saw my brother’s car stained with blood and fuel was dripping from its engine but there was no sight of him.”
He added, “We gathered from eyewitnesses that a team of policemen in a carton colour Audi car was chasing a suspected yahoo boy in a Toyota Camry 2012 model. In his bid to escape from the police, he ran into my brother’s car which was just entering airport road from Saint Paul. The policemen never made an attempt to save them. Rather, they abandoned them to fate.
“A Reverend father rushed the baby to Saint Philomena hospital for immediate attention, while my brother and mother of the baby were rushed to Faith Mediplex hospital for immediate medical attention. The yahoo suspect was rushed to the police clinic for treatment.
“At Faith Mediplex, the female passenger later identified as Mrs Grace Frank Obajay was referred to UBTH on oxygen. She was there until yesterday (Tuesday, August 25) when she died.”
On his part, the deceased’s husband, Frank Obajay, lamented over the incident, noted that his wife bled from the mouth and nose and was unconscious following the accident. He disclosed that their baby who was flung out of the window had a fracture on his left leg due to the impact of the crash.
Mr Obajey, however, confirmed that a surgery has been carried out on the baby’s leg.
He acknowledged that the State Police Command was well informed of the incident, adding that some policemen from Federal Operation had paid him a condolence visit.
However, the identities of the policemen who were chasing the yahoo suspect were yet to be disclosed by the Edo State Police Command.
Meanwhile, a now-viral on the internet shows an Air Force operative on mufti punishing a police officer who accused him of being an internet fraudster (Yahoo Boy).