Ondo Magistrate and Son Die in Tanker Fire Accident in Edo

In Nigeria; Renowned Ondo Magistrate and Son Die in Tanker Fire Accident in Edo

A magistrate of the Okitipupa Magistrates’ Court, Ondo State, Banji Ayeomoni, 59, has died alongside his son as they reportedly  lost their lives in an tanker fire accident that happened  along the Benin-Auchi Expressway in the Esan West Local Government Area of the state.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria the incident also claimed the lives of his son, Dara, driver and another relation.

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An official of the court, who claimed anonymity, said the late Ayeomoni went to visit his children at Ekpoma, adding that while returning, his vehicle ran into the spillage which caused fire and affected some other vehicles.

The official added that Ayeomoni, his son, who was a 500-level student of Medicine at the Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, driver and his wife’s sister’s young son died at an undisclosed hospital shortly after the accident.

The official said; ”We learnt that the late magistrate was returning from a visit to his children at AAU when the incident occurred. It was indeed a sad news to all members of staff and lawyers in our court.’’

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Inspector Zedekiah Orogbemi, the court’s prosecutor, who also confirmed the incident said that he was shocked when he heard the news.

Orogbemi, who described the late magistrate as a “thorough bred lawyer and a good man’’ prayed for the repose of his soul

“I was shocked when the news broke and up till now, I still cannot believe that Ayeomoni is dead. I also condole with his family and pray that God should give them the fortitude to bear the loss.’’

The magistrate, who was due for retirement next year, left behind his wife and two other children.

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