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Road accident claims 2 persons in Ekiti, as gunmen kill woman inside her room

Priscilla Ofunre, in Ado-Ekiti

Two persons, whose identities was not immediately known were, on Thursday, crushed to death by a running vehicle in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.

The casualties in the road accident, which occurred under the flyover located between Okesa and Fajuyi Park, involved one Okada rider and his passenger.

This came barely 24 hours after a woman, Sefiat Useni, who lived at Iyin-Ekiti, in Irepodun /Ifelodun Local Government Area of the state, was killed inside her room in a mysterious circumstance.

Police Public Relations Officer, Ekiti State Police Command, Mr. Sunday Abutu, who confirmed this to journalists, on Thursday, , said the accident occurred at the junction linking the  old governor’s office, Okeyinmi and stadium road.

He said a Toyota Camry car had at that spot rammed into a commercial motorcycle and overran it, leading to the death of the victims.

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Abutu disclosed that the passenger  died on the spot while the motorcyclist died while receiving medicare at the accident and emergency section of the Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH).

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“The vehicle overran the two of them and they lost their lives. However, the corpses had been deposited in the EKSUTH’s morgues.

“We are still investigating the cause of the accident and we charge road users to always exercise caution and watch  their actions while driving or riding on highways.”

Meanwhile, the dead Shefiat Useni, who was a ‘ponmo’ seller and lived at Oketoro area of Iyin-Ekiti, was alleged to have been gruesomely murdered inside her room at midnight .

It was gathered that the deceased was hit in the head with a pestle  and she died on her bed.

It was revealed that her body and the room where she was murdered were drenched with blood as a result of severe head injury she sustained.

The death had caused violent protest on Wednesday at Iyin, as  Ebira people and the deceased’s kinsmen and women demanded  that a man arrested in connection with the murder should be handed over to them for possible jungle justice.

The police spokesman confirmed  that the woman was murdered in cold-blood and the cause of the death is being thoroughly investigated by the police.

“We have arrested a suspect in respect  of this murder and he is being detained at the CID section”, he said.