Nigerian mom killed, her baby injured in an accident as police chase suspected yahoo boy in Benin


A Nigerian mother Mrs Grace Obajay has been killed in an accident that occured while police officers were allegedly chasing suspected Yahoo boy in Airport road in Benin, Edo State.

The 29-year old mom, was in an Uber with her child, when a car hit into them, throwing the baby out of the car, killing the mother and also causing injuries to the Uber driver.

According to Vanguard, the car that hit into them was driven by a suspected Yahoo boy being chased by police.

Grace worked as a Secretary with Floret Systems had ordered the Uber after she closed work for the day when the accident occurred.

However, the identities of the policemen who were chasing the yahoo suspect were yet to be disclosed by the Edo State Police Command.

The Uber driver, named Precious John, was also badly injured and immediately called his elder brother for help.

Speaking with Vanguard , elder brother of the Uber driver, Dickson John said, “I got a call from my brother at about 11 am. All he could mutter was ‘ come quickly, I’m dying, I can’t breathe, my chest, accident, airport road…, and the call ended. I tried reaching back to him but could not get him.

“I was accompanied to the scene by one of my comrades, Godwin Esosa, where I saw my brother’s car stained with blood and fuel was dripping from its engine but there was no sight of him.

“We gathered from eyewitnesses that a team of policemen in a carton colour Audi car was chasing a suspected yahoo boy in a Toyota Camry 2012 model. In his bid to escape from the police, he ran into my brother’s car which was just entering airport road from Saint Paul. The policemen never made an attempt to save them. Rather, they abandoned them to fate.

“A Reverend father rushed the baby to Saint Philomena hospital for immediate attention, while my brother and mother of the baby were rushed to Faith Mediplex hospital for immediate medical attention. The yahoo suspect was rushed to the police clinic for treatment.


“At Faith Mediplex, the female passenger later identified as Mrs Grace Frank Obajay was referred to UBTH on oxygen. She was there until yesterday (Tuesday, August 25) when she died.

Mercy’s husband, Frank Obajay was also contacted as the heartbroken widower lamented that the incident had shattered. He disclosed that their baby had a fracture on his left leg, adding that surgery had been done on the leg. He added that some police operative has paid him a condolence visit.


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