A pregnant woman, her four children and a commercial motorcyclist were
crushed by a Hilux pick-up van along old Oleh-Ozoro Road, Oleh, Isoko
South Local Government Area, Delta State.
The woman, who sold electrical appliances, sources said, had boarded a
motorcycle with the children after close of sales for the day, when the
A source, who sought anonymity told Vanguard that the driver of the
pick-up was going home with N200,000, being part payment of proceeds
from the sale of his family’s piece of land, when he rammed into the
The source said deliberations on how the part payment of the land, sold
for N400,000, should be shared had resulted in a dispute among members
of the family, during which one of them snatched the money and drove off
in the Hilux pick-up.
The source said three of the family members went after him in a Toyota
Camry car. It was in the course of the chase that he lost control and
hit the motorcycle, which was headed in the same direction.
He said the victims died on the spot and the vehicle dragged them along
the road for a while before stopping. According to him, the car
somersaulted several times, but no casualty was recorded.
He added that the bodies of the deceased had been deposited in the
mortuary of a nearby hospital, while the Hilux driver is still at large.