A celebration over a newly-bought Lexus GX 460 turned to tragedy on Friday night when six suspected internet fraudsters, otherwise known as Yahoo boys, 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.
It was gathered that the tragedy incident occurred 8:00 p.m on Friday and left the car damaged beyond repairs.
The victims, who were allegedly under the influence of substances, reportedly died on the spot after their vehicle rammed into the stationary truck.
Sources said one of the friends of the victims had just bought the Lexus GX 460 which caused the celebration.
Another source disclosed that “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.”
Though as at the time of filing this report, police was yet to react or issue a statement on the incident.
In another tragic incident, a ash colour Lexus 350 SUV, on Thursday, ran over two students of the Delta State University (DELSU), Abraka, Oghenerukevwe Ogidegben (popularly called Rukky), his yet-to-be-identified female friend and an okada rider, killing the three of them.
The driver of the SUV, Oji Matthew, an alleged Yahoo boy, reportedly left his lane and ran over the two 300 Level students of the Department of Political Science who were returning home on the commercial motorcycle.
It was gathered that Rukky, who’s the fifth son of his parents and the okada rider, died on the spot, while the lady died a few hours after doctors tried to save her life.
Oji, the driver of the Lexus SUV, is said to be in police custody.
The acting Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DSP Bright Edafe, who confirmed the incident said that the driver of the Lexus SUV apparently left his lane to run over the motorcycle rider and his passengers.