Lady killed, her baby injured as police chase suspected ‘Yahoo Boy’ in Benin City.

Aug 27, 2020 | News

A 29-year-old woman, Grace Obajay, has lost her life in an auto crash that occurred along Airport Road, Benin City, Edo State, while her one-year and five months old baby is in critical condition at a private hospital, Vanguard News reports.

According to the report, two other persons: the Uber driver and yahoo suspect who also sustained severe injuries, were said to be receiving treatment at the hospital.

Grace who would have been celebrating her two years marriage anniversary in two months, had ordered a Uber last Friday, after the close of work and had occupied the back seat with her baby.


Barely had the Uber driver, Precious John, begun the journey, than a green Toyota Camry on high speed, hit them from the driver’s side. The baby was said to have been flung out of the vehicle due to the impact.

Speaking with Vanguard, the elder brother of the Uber driver, Dickson John said, “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.“ The deceased’s husband, Frank Obajay, lamented that the incident had shattered him beyond expression.


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