From Osakhare Erese Asaba
A suspected drunk trailer driver on Sunday crushed two women to death around 3.30 pm in cable point quarters of Asaba in Delta state.
Eyewitness, Vincent Diana, told our reporter that the trailer believed to have been owned by a highly placed business man had allegedly killed several persons in Cable point quarters, and ugbolu community around Illah,near Asaba since it started plying the areas, adding that the two women were identified as Mabel Okolie,Eunice Jide who were crushed to death while waiting for tricycle to convey them to their destinations
He said, “The trailer lorry driver was drunk, and he drove into the two women waiting for tricycle to their destination.
The victims died on the spot, and they were taken away by police men” It was gathered that the victims were on their way to graduation ceremony of their children when they met their untimely death But a relation of one of the victims, Paul Okolie who spoke to our reporter said “ suddenly the trailer lorry driver crashed into the victims where they were waiting for tricycle to the graduation ceremony of their children, Policemen arrested the driver when angry mob almost killed him, the police took the corpses to FMC,Asaba mortuary. “
But the police spokesman in the state, DSP Andrew Aniamaka who confirmed the incident to our reporter said “we discovered the trailer lorry driver was drunk, the lorry was loaded with bags of cement, we arrested the driver who claimed he lost control while trying to negotiate a bend along the cable point quarters, unfortunately the victims were by the road, the suspect is detained at the state CID for further investigation.”
While residents of the area appealed to the security agencies, and the state government to help ensure trailer lorries are banned on the road, They described the deceased while alive were good people who eschewed troubles, and regretted their death.
As at the time of this report, relations of the deceased were seen crying profusely, raining curses on the driver they described as evil, and killer driver.