3 Alive… 3 Dead, Missing Dubai-Based Family Found After Car Plunged Into River

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(m) at 4-02-2011 09:27PM (9 years ago)

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The Dubai-based Nigerian family reported missing while travelling from Lagos to Asaba last week has  been found at last.


•The lucky kids, the doctor and the father of kids (standing). PHOTO: Emmanuel Osodi.


However, it was a tale of tragedy as three of the travellers – the mother, Edna, a Dubai-based staff  of Standard Chartered Bank, her cousin, Chinyere, who had lost her only daughter last December,  and  the driver of the chartered Toyota Camry saloon car, Godfrey Inalegwu – were found dead in a village  near Okada after their car plunged into a river, while trying to avoid a pothole. Only the three  children – Loveth, 11, Precious 8 and Golden 6  – were rescued and taken to a private hospital in  Ofumwegbe town, near Benin City, Edo State, Southsouth Nigeria. Their escape was simply miraculous,  according to the rescuers.
P.M.NEWS in its Wednesday, 2 February 2011 edition, reported that the family was missing last week  Wednesday during their trip from Lagos to Asaba in a  Toyota Camry saloon car with registration number  Lagos KU 108 EKY.
The husband of the Dubai banker, himself an accountant, Mr. Ugochukwu Onyeocha had told P.M.NEWS that  when his family left Lagos about 10.00 a.m in the  car, he communicated with his wife on phone twice,   about 11 in the morning and 3 p.m.
He  sensed  something was wrong after he lost contact thereafter, believing that the wife was in an  area where there was no phone network or that her phone was switched off. In the morning, he was  awoken by a phone call from his mother-in-law that his wife and the children were yet to arrive Asaba.  This prompted Onyeocha to involve the police. His report to the police at the State Criminal  Investigation Department, SCID, Panti, Yaba, Lagos  however yielded no immediate clue as to the  whereabouts of his family.
The police investigators told Onyeocha that the tracker in the Toyota car had shown that the car and  the occupants got missing in a village called Otu Costain in Edo State.
The missing car was located at Okada, near Benin City.
It was discovered that the family had an accident and their vehicle plunged into a river.  The  survivors were later taken to Emiloju Medical Centre, in Ofumwegbe town, near Benin City, Edo State.
The Medical Director of the centre, Dr. Mohammed Yakubu,  treated  the three children.
According to him, “On 26 January, 2011 at about 7.30 p.m, these three children were brought here by  kind-hearted villagers. They were unconscious. The villagers said the car in which they were  travelling skidded into  a river as the driver tried  to manoeuvre a pothole on the road,” Mohammed  said.
The doctor stated that the villagers with the help of policemen from a nearby police station were able  to recover the car. But their mother, her cousin and the driver were dead. Only the three children  were grasping for breath.
Dr. Mohammed said he was able to revive the three children and they were recuperating in his hospital,  this morning.
The doctor added that the villagers with the help of policemen from Iguobazuwa Divisional  Headquarters, Edo State, moved the three corpses to the mortuary of another hospital near the village.
As at the time of going to press, the father, Onyeocha, P.M.NEWS correspondent and Dr. Mohammed were  on their way to the hospital where the corpses were kept.
The tragedy  has confirmed the fears of Nigerians abroad, wary of returning home  because of the  epidemic of armed robbery, fraudsters, political violence and carnage on the  roads.

—Oluwole Adeboye/Okada



Pointzero (m) at 4-02-2011 09:40PM
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ha............may d soul of the dead rest in peace

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lanudja (f) at 4-02-2011 10:05PM
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Eyaa... oh God, such a lovely woman, gone jst like dat...dis is realy sad... May their soul RIP.
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senator76 (m) at 4-02-2011 10:17PM
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RIP
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obinna10 (f) at 4-02-2011 10:25PM
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oh! what a painful sad news never the less thank God for the lives of the kids.
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ifyGod (m) at 4-02-2011 10:26PM
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May their souls rest in peace,Amen!
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ozonemax5 (m) at 4-02-2011 10:31PM
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thats why ppl abroad dnt come home, its like taking a chance with ur life.
am not saying accidents dont happen in us,uk or else where
but, imagine, just a mere pothole... GOVT!!!!!!! pls stop killing innocent ppl.
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grace200 (f) at 4-02-2011 10:35PM
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May their souls RIP.  :'(
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lanudja (f) at 4-02-2011 10:40PM
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Quote from: obinna10 on  4-02-2011 10:25PM
oh! what a painful sad news never the less thank God for the lives of the kids.
Yesooo...thanks be 2 God 4 keeping d kid alive.
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ajanni (m) at 4-02-2011 10:54PM
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haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah , this is very pathetics , i never imagine it would ends this way , we supported them with prayers the moment we learnts about their missing , but GOD knows best anyway , may their soul rest in peace
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frankisco (m) at 4-02-2011 10:56PM
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na wa ooo.... for this naija self no kind bad news wey we no go dey hear how person carry him wife and children come home to come show from there him come dey loose him wife bad people with bad mind, if i say i no go come back naija again dey go say no place like home. this kind home self wey person no get hope to leave. may God help us .
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chinwangwa (m) at 4-02-2011 11:34PM
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ANYONE THAT IS STRONGLY AGAINST ROAD REHABLITATION IN NIGERIA SHOULD DIE IN JESUS NAME..
HIS FAMILY CAN NEVER SEE GOOD HEALTH AND PROSPERITY IN JESUS NAME..
EVEN IF THEY HAVE MONEY,THEIR HEALTH SHALL NEVER ALLOW THEM TO ENJOY IT IN JESUS NAME....
WE HAVE MONEY IN NIGERIA THEN POLICIANS AND KEEPING IT FOR THEMSELVES FOR ELECTION AND THEIR FAMILIES..
INNOCENT WIFE ..
MAY YOUR SOULD REST IN PEACE...
GOD WILL RECIEVE YOUR SOUL...
VERY PAINFULLL.
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popo2009 (m) at 4-02-2011 11:38PM
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Did I see Potholes?
After all the Billion US Dollars that Nigeria earn everyday
we still have potholes
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princedafe (m) at 4-02-2011 11:45PM
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RIP
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onyimau20 (f) at 4-02-2011 11:59PM
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Hmmm, its a pity...I thank God 4 the lives of the kids...May the soul of their mother and others that died rest in peace.
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sixtyhoneyy (f) at 5-02-2011 12:01AM
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R.I.P
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2slimshady (f) at 5-02-2011 12:16AM
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Thank God that the three kids are still alive,may the souls of the dead R.I.P
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pearl122 (f) at 5-02-2011 12:26AM
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R.I.P
Thank God the kids survived.. itt would av bn double tragedy for d husband...
may God console you n ur family
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sugaDaddy1forU (m) at 5-02-2011 01:00AM
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MAY THEIR SOUL REST IN PEACE. BUT COME TO THINK ABOUT THIS OUR SO CALLED LEADERS GOT TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT ALL THIS POT HOLE, THEN ALL THESE CAB DRIVERS GOT TO VALUE LIVES TOO. IF THIS GUY WASNT SPEEDING, HE COULD HAVE AVOID THIS POTHOLE. OUR DRIVERS ALWAYS IN A HURRY.

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jeff_martins (m) at 5-02-2011 03:34AM
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its a pity mat their souls R.I.P
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