TRAGIC! Magistrate, Son & Driver Die In Tanker Fire Accident

Magistrate Banji Ayeomoni of Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court in Ondo State, his son Dara, another relation and his driver were reported dead in an inferno caused by a petrol tanker spillage in Ekpoma.

An official of the court, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told NAN yesterday the incident happened on Friday night close to Ambrose Ali University (AAU), Ekpoma.

The official said that the late Ayeomoni went to visit his children at Ekpoma, adding that while returning his vehicle ran into the petrol spillage of a tanker which caused fire and other vehicles behind were also affected.

The source added that the Magistrate, his son who is a 500 level student of Medicine of Ambrose Alli University, a young boy of the deceased wife’s sister and the driver died at an undisclosed hospital shortly after the accident.

“We heard that the late Magistrate went to visit his children at AAU when the incident occurred through a petrol tanker oil spillage, which claimed their lives.

“It was indeed very sad news to all members of staff and lawyers in our court,’’ the source said.

The court prosecutor, Inspector Zedekiah Orogbemi, who also confirmed the incident, said that he was shocked when he got the news.

The 59 year-old Magistrate, who was due for retirement next year, left behind his wife and two other children. RIP!
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