Police confirm five dead in Ado-Ekiti road crash
Five persons were confirmed dead in an auto accident yesterday night in Ado-Ekiti, the Ekiti State capital.
The accident occurred at about 7.35pm in front of the main gate of Ekiti State University (EKSU), which had played host to protests by unions in the institution earlier in the day.
Although witnesses claimed that six lives were lost in the accident, the police confirmed that five people died.
Police spokesperson Alberto Adeyemi disclosed that officers on ground confirmed that five bodies were conveyed to the mortuary of Ekiti State University Teaching Hospital (EKSUTH).
A witness said the accident was caused by some boys suspected to be Internet fraudsters, otherwise known as “Yahoo boys”, who were driving on a high speed at the busy junction.
He revealed that the suspected “Yahoo boys” crashed their car into a mini-commercial vehicle conveying students from the campus.
The source said: “The yahoo-yahoo boys must have been heavily drunk and they drove carelessly and collided with the commercial bus.”
“Six people died on the spot and one of them is hanging between life and death now. The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) officers have taken the corpse of the dead to the morgue.”