Tanker crushes mother, two children to death in Delta

By Gabriel Elozino, Asaba

A fuel tanker has crushed to death a woman and her two children in Agbor, Ika South Local Government Area of Delta State.

The incident which happened on Monday near traffic light along Old Lagos/Asaba Road, Agbor.

It was gathered that the victims were riding on a motorbike returning from school when they were crushed to death by the tanker loaded with fuel.

The tanker, according to an eyewitness account, failed to apply its breaks and struggled to climb the slope at Orogodo River thereby destroying many cars and dragging a bike along after crushing the rider of the bike which was being ridden by a woman carrying her two children from the school.

At the time of filing this report, a mammoth crowd gathered at the scene of the accident watching the dismembered body of the woman and her children whose sex could not be identified.

The bike was still stuck to the body of the tanker with more than three cars destroyed, resulting in a heavy traffic jam.

The identity of the woman and her children was yet to be known as no one has come to claim a relationship with them while the tanker driver was nowhere to be found.

The Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) Delta State Chapter has said enforcement of Delta local governments’ Unified Permits will commence next week.

This was disclosed via a statement by HASCKEFF GEE Nigeria Limited, the sole revenue consultant to Delta State Chapter ALGON in Asaba yesterday.

According to the statement, the enforcement permit includes waste sanitation basket permit, motor pack permit, loading, and offloading permit, mobile sales/supply permit, liquor, and all other mobile stickers’ emblem permits across Delta State for the year 2022 that was authorized by the Delta State chapter of the Association for all local councils to collect the permits also known as Delta LGs Unified Permits.

The statement, however, notes that removal of batteries and plate numbers from vehicles, does not fall within the purview of the license granted to HASCKEF GEE Nigeria Limited.

It added that its officials are uniformly kitted with verifiable means of identification.

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The statement signed by the Chief Executive Officer(CEO) of HASCKEF GEE Nigeria Limited, Mr. Kenneth George, and Coordinator of Enforcement, Hon. Peter Eyen, again warned vehicle owners against dealing with quacks that they should ensure that they obtain the Delta LG Unified Permits in the 25 Local Government Council Secretariats.

The statement further warned owners of commercial vehicles and companies operating in Delta State not to obtain permits from other states, adding that, “Doing so will lead to the payment of double levies.”

HASCKEF GEE Nigeria Limited, urged persons or firms selling similar permits from other states, to stay clear of Delta State, pointing out that security agencies have been placed on red alert to deal with impostors.

It further noted that Faith-based organizations such as churches and mosques, were exempted from the Delta LG Unified Permits for 2022 and that Delta State Chapter of ALGON, had given HASCKEF GEE Nigeria Limited, the sole authority to print, sell and manage the permits, in line with the 1999 Constitution as amended by the Levies and Taxes.

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