June 20, 2021

Hit-and-run driver kills top pharmacist in Edo [photo]


The proprietor of Austin Pharmacy, Austin Umweni, died on Wednesday after he was hit and killed by a Mercedes Benz car while he was jogging in the morning on Airport Road, Benin, Edo State.

It was gathered that the remains of Umweni, a keep-fit apostle, had been taken to the mortuary.

When The Punch visited his pharmacy on Igun Street, members of staff were seen discussing the incident.

On e of them said, “This should not have happened to our boss. He was a gentleman who took care of people. I pray the Lord will give his family and those who work for him the fortitude to bear this great loss.”

According to a source, members of deceased family were at the state traffic division on Sapele Road, urging the police to fish out the driver who snuffed out life from their breadwinner.

Edo state police sokesman, SP Kontongs Bello, confirmed the incident but said the report had yet to get to his office.


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