Governor Ifeanyi Okowa of Delta State, has ordered immediate investigation into the death of a nursing mother and her daughter in Warri on Wednesday following a tricycle accident in the town.
The Governor, in a statement released on Wednesday 20th January 2021, by his Chief Press Secretary, Mr Olisa Ifeajika, in Asaba, decried the incident, and charged police authorities in the state to commence urgent and accelerated investigation into the circumstances surrounding the losses.
According to him, the sad news of the death of a nursing mother and her daughter in a rather bizarre circumstance in Warri on Wednesday is quite unfortunate and disheartening.
Okowa condoled with the deceased’s family on the loss of their loved ones, and assured that everyone involved in the processes that led to the incident would be brought to book.
He called on Deltans, especially the people of Warri to remain calm and law-abiding, and allow the government and law enforcement agencies to take necessary steps to address the situation.
The governor also charged the police to ensure that law and order prevailed in the area.
Meanwhile, the Delta State Police command has since denied report that it caused the accident, as it was alleged that a Police vehicle while chasing a suspected internet fraudsters killed caused the accident that killed the nursing mother and her baby. The tricycle they boarded was rammed into by the said police van.
The Police while refuting the allegation in their report, stated that the accident involved a Mercedes Tipper with Reg. No. WWR 425 ZR loaded with granite, a Toyota Camry car with Reg. No. AKD 403 FM and a Tricycle Reg. No. yet unknown, all moving in the same direction and Police vehicle was never involved.
Two passengers conveyed by the Tricycle a nursing mother and a baby girl died on the spot and other passengers were injured.