By; ONYEKACHUKWU MELUWA, Warri
Two persons have been reported dead from an auto crash at Owhelogbo community in Isoko North Local Government Area of Delta State, where the community women were protesting against the killing of 12 persons.
AUTHENTIC NEWS DAILY gathered that the incident occurred on Wednesday 25, November, 2020.
Sources said that, “the incident has brought tension, following a mass protest embarked on by the indigenes of Oleh, who barricaded the ever-busy road over the gruesome murder of 12 indigenes of the community.
“Our correspondent also gathered that, the victims died following an auto crash involving Agofure Motors and a motorcycle (popularly known as Okada) while trying to maneuver their way out of a traffic jam that built up in the area following the protest on Wednesday morning.
“The protest reportedly was said to have started on Tuesday, November 24, 2020 and continued on Wednesday over the delay in justice for the gruesome killing of 12 indigenes, causing heavy gridlock along the route from Oleh roundabout to Owhelogbo junction where the accident happened.
“The 12 persons were reportedly killed at Ada farmland along Oleh/Ozoro road where they were hired for farm work on 16th of October 2020 by unknown assailants.
Other sources said that, “the Agofure Motor was heading to Asaba trying to wiggle out of the gridlock at Owhelogbo junction when the driver ram into an Okada, killing the rider and his brother on the spot.
“Because of the protest at Oleh roundabout, drivers were now navigating other escape route and that led to the gridlock which stretches from the roundabout to Owhelogbo.
“All vehicle coming from Warri where retouring at Owhelogbo to connect Ozoro so the whole road was jammed. Everyone was battling to escape from the traffic so in the process one Agofure bus ram into an Okada, killing the Okadaman and the passenger.
“Following the death of the victims, youths descended on the bus and set it ablaze including one Mercedes Benz”, the source said.
When contacted for comments, the stste Police Public Relation Officer at the state Police Command, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya confirmed the incident.