- Some suspected internet fraudsters have reportedly died in a car accident in Delta state
- They were said to be celebrating the purchase of a new Lexus car by one of them
- According to report, the accident occurred less than 4 hours after the car arrived Ughelli
Some young Nigerians have lost their lives following celebration over a newly acquired Lexus GX 460.
The young men are believed to be internet fraudsters, otherwise known as Yahoo boys.
They died after ramming the car into a stationary truck along the Agbarho-Ughelli section of the East-West Road near Ekiugbo Junction in Ughelli, North local government area of Delta state.
The incident which occurred 8:00 p.m on Friday, March 19, left the car damaged beyond repairs.
Tribune reports that the victims, who were allegedly under the influence of substances, reportedly died on the spot after their vehicle rammed into the stationary truck.
The Sun added that sources said one of the friends of the victims had just bought the Lexus GX 460 which necessitated the celebration
The source was quoted to have said:
“The accident took place near Ekiugbo Junction at about 8:00 p.m on Friday. One of them bought a Lexus GX 460. The Lexus arrived at Ughelli around 5:00 p.m while the accident happened around 8:00 p.m.
“They were returning from a joint where they had gone to celebrate the arrival of the vehicle. The new vehicle rammed into a payloader truck along the expressway. The six of them died on the spot.”
‘The Lexus arrived Ughelli around 5 pm while the accident happened around 8 pm.
‘They were returning from a joint where they had gone to celebrate the arrival of the vehicle.
Recall that Legit.ng had reported that youths suspected to be internet fraudsters better known as "Yahoo boys" stormed the Oke Omiru end of Osogbo-Ilesha road and barricaded the expressway in a demonstration against the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC).
According to The Punch, the protesters began their demonstration on Tuesday morning, February 9, over alleged harassment by the operatives of the anti-graft agency.
Vehicular movements were hindered as the protesters threatened not to leave the streets until the government addressed the constant harassment of youths in the area by the EFCC.
Aanu Adegun is a politics and current affairs content editor at Legit.ng with over 7 years of experience in both digital and traditional media. A graduate of English Studies from Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba Akoko, Ondo state, Aanu started his journalism career as a features writer. Aanu, who is also a creative writer has written books and children magazines. He once anchored some specialised pages of a national newspaper. Aanu is also a satirist