By Onome Oghenetega
A fatal accident has claimed the lives of six persons along the Agbarho-Ughelli section of the East-West Road near Ekiugbo Junction in Ughelli, North Local Government Area of Delta State.
The victims believed to be internet fraudsters also known as yahoo boys died on the spot after their vehicle ran into a stationary payloader truck on Friday night.
It was gathered that the victims were celebrating one of their friends who had just bought a Lexus car when the unfortunate incident took place.
The deceased were alleged to have been drunk at the time of the accident.
“The accident took place near Ekiugbo Junction at about 8pm on Friday. One of them bought a 2021 Lexus GX 460. The Lexus arrived Ughelli around 5pm while the accident happened around 8pm.
“They were returning from a joint where they had gone to celebrate the arrival of the vehicle. The new vehicle rammed a payloader truck along the expressway. The six of them died on the spot”, a source who witnessed the evacuation of the deceased told NIGER DELTA TODAY (NDT) Online.
The new vehicle was damaged beyond repair.
This is coming barely a week after a similar accident also claimed the lives of two suspected yahoo boys near Wetland Hotel in Ughelli.