Posted by News Express | 23 February 2022 | 929 times
Suspected ‘Yahoo Boys’ have crushed a 15-month-old child to death along the DLA Road, Asaba, Delta State.
Eyewitnesses said the child’s mother did not know when he crawled to the road.
“The car, a Mercedes Benz, was driven by two young boys, suspected to be Yahoo boys.
“The child’s mother operates a PoS shop along the DLA Road, and did not know when the child crawled to the road.
“The child was killed about 30 metres away from the mother’s stand. The car splashed the child’s brain along the road. It was a horrible sight,” a witness, who did not identify himself, said.
The incident which happened around 6pm on Monday, threw the entire community into confusion.
Confirming the incident, the Delta police said it have arrested a yet- to-be identified motorist for crushing the 15-month-old child.
Delta Police Public Relations Officer, DSP Bright Edafe, on Tuesday, said, “Yes, it was an accident; a child of one year and few months died. The driver wanted to enter a compound after opening the gate to the compound, not knowing that the child crawled under the vehicle and he ran the child over.
“The mother of deceased’s shop is close to the gate. The suspect is currently in detention and investigation is ongoing.” (The PUNCH: Excludes headline)
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