An only son of the family, Emmanuel John, and his girlfriend, Chidinma, who was killed by a hit-and-run driver have been laid to rest in Ika North East Local Government Area of Delta State.
The lovebirds died in the accident which occurred on Sunday, November 29, 2020, along Old Umunede/Agbor Road, Ile Quarters, Umunede.
It was gathered that after the driver knocked down Emmanuel and Chidimma, he stopped for a short time. Chidimma was said to have begged him to take them to the hospital but he refused, entered his car, and zoomed off, leaving the young couple to bleed to death.
Speaking with Ika Weekly Newspaper on Monday, December 14, Ozioma Obuseh, the elder sister of Emmanuel narrated what transpired on that fateful day.
“My brother came back from church service and said he was going back to Emuhu where he lived. Shortly after he left, we had the news that he was involved in an accident along Old Umunede/Agbor road, Idumu Ile,”
“Quickly, we ran to the place and saw him and his girlfriend on the ground still alive. It was my brother that told us the person that knocked them down with his car was Lucky Obiajuru Obigama. The girlfriend of my brother passionately asked for help from the driver but was turned down, he (driver) quickly entered his car and zoomed off.
“They stayed on the ground without any help from anybody. We have left everything to God. I know He will give us justice and punish whoever committed this dastardly act.” she said.
On his part, the father of the deceased, Mr. John Oghanor lamented bitterly on the sudden death of his only son, saying that the entire family will never forget the circumstance that led to his sudden death.
Emmanuel was buried on Tuesday, December 8, at his father’s compound in Umunede, while his girlfriend, Chidinma was also buried the same day in Akumazi- Umuocha amidst tears and wailing.
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