About five persons have died in Yenagoa, the Bayelsa State capital, following a ghastly motor accident along the LNG junction, Tombia-Amassoma road of the state.
The accident, which caused traffic gridlock along the road leading to the state-owned Niger Delta University, NDU, and the Bayelsa International Airport, left three female and two male victims dead on the spot.
The spokesman of the Bayelsa State Police Command, SP Asinim Butswat, who confirmed the development on Friday to DAILY POST, said the fatal motor accident occurred on Thursday at about 4.40pm and involved a Toyota Venza with Reg. N0. KMK 617 BY and two Tricycles with Reg. No. NSK 073 QH and LND 223 QH.
He said, “Five corpses were evacuated from the scene and three of them have been identified as, Okon Daniel ‘m’ 47 years, Oweinkuro Profit ‘m’ 52 years, and Mrs. Domoye Ikpaipai ‘f’ 73 years.
The other two corpses are a middle-aged male and female”.
One of the victims has also been identified as a staff of the popular hangout in the Bayelsa State capital, Asters and a student of the State-owned Niger Delta University Amassoma.
Butswat also told DAILY POST that police operatives are on the trail of one Buthurst Augusta Nyoun, who drove the Toyota Venza that allegedly caused the accident and absconded from the scene.
”The Police have launched a manhunt for the accused female who drove the Venza for possible culpable homicide. An investigation is ongoing to arrest the fleeing woman, “The sketch marks of the scene of the accident have been taken and investigation is ongoing”
Also, an official of the Federal Road Safety Corps in the Bayelsa Sector Command, Mr. Soroh Tonye, who confirmed the number of causalities to our correspondent, said that four persons died on the spot, while another victim died on the way to the hospital.
The FRSC also attributed the probable cause to be overspeeding during the rainfall. At the time of filing this report, no one was yet to ascertain the identities of the deceased victims. Other victims of the accident are currently receiving treatment at the Niger Delta University Teaching Hospital in Okolobiri under the Yenagoa Local Government Area of the state.