Nigerian Graduate Getting Ready to Travel to Canada for Masters Degree Killed in Edo.
A Nigerian student who was getting ready to travel to Canada to further his studies has died. Family members and friends are now demanding justice.
The petroleum engineering graduate of the University of Benin, Edo State, Jeffrey Omoregie, died after a driver crushed him to death on Uselu-Lagos Expressway, Uselu, in the Egor Local Government Area of the state.
Jeffrey was on his way to a Union Bank branch to wait for his mother, who wanted to make a cash withdrawal from her bank account.
The report had it that the mother intended to give him some money after he concluded plans to travel to Canada for his master’s degree program.
The 26-year-old, upon getting to Uselu Junction, attempted crossing the expressway to connect to the bank when the yet-to-be-identified motorist, who was driving a Lexus car with number plate YAB 985 CL at top speed, rammed into him.
Jeffrey’s mother, Fortune, who spoke to one of our correspondents on Thursday, said she was inside a vehicle conveying her to meet her son when she observed people clustering around an accident victim.
She said, “I got down and started telling people to let us help the victim. But on moving closer, I realized it was my son lying down in a pool of blood. I started crying and shouting that people should help me. He was still breathing and people helped me carry him inside a vehicle.