BREAKING: Truck Carrying Diesel From Bunkery Kills Prominent Chief In Edo

Truck used to convene diesel extracted Illegal from the riverine communities in Ovia South-West Local Government Area of Edo State has reportedly killed a man Identified as High Chief Tuedor Amos, from Furupagha, an Ijaw clan in the local government.

He was reportedly hit by one of the trucks carrying diesel illegally extracted from the riverrine communities in the LG via Siluko river bank entrout Iguobazua, where the truck knocked him down while he was on motorcycle.

Confirming this to Akelicious on phone, a cousin to the deceased, Chief Ben Bowei decried activities of bunkers in the Siluko river axis, adding that the act has damaged the road from Siluko to Uguobazua.

He added that the whole road from Uguobazua to Siluko is slippry and become a dead trap to dwellers of the area whom according to him use motorcycle as a major source of transportation.

“For long we have been warning these guys indulging in illegal bunkery in our river to stop their activities, but they refused, now bunkery has claimed life of a prominent chief in our clan.

“Activities of these bunkers are damaging the only road rehabilitated by Oshiomhole as the Diesel pour on the road while convening it to the city. The road is so slippery that people on bike have to be praying to God that for safety while traveling,” he said.

He called on security operatives to arrest those carrying out Illegal bunkery in the riverine communities in the area.

When contacted on phone, Police Public Relations Officer, Edo State, SP Bello Kontongs said he was yet to be briefed on the incident.

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