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Hit-and-run Drivers Kill Pregnant Wife, Husband in Delta



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Hit-and-run Drivers Kill Pregnant Wife, Husband in Delta

Hit-and-run drivers on Sunday left a couple for dead after knocking them down in Delta state.

The couple identified as Mr. and Mrs. Kingsley Akpor, killed by hit-and-run drivers opposite the popular PTI Conference Centre, along the East-West Road in Uvwie council area of Delta state.

Daily Report Nigeria gathered the incident occurred around 8pm on Sunday evening while couple attempted crossing the expressway.

It was gathered the wife, Ajoke, was heavily pregnant and due for delivery of their first child this week.

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The wife, Ajoke is a makeup artist, while the man is a photographer who owns a shop in Agbarho, Ughelli North council area of the state.

They were said to have tied the nuptial knot on December 19, 2020.

A source told newsmen that the couple were returning from a birthday celebration at the PTI Conference Centre.

According to the source, they were knocked down by two separate vehicles.

“The man had crossed the road. So when he saw that the wife had been hit, he rushed back. That was how another incoming vehicle knocked him down.

“The woman was rushed to a government hospital where they tried to save the baby through a surgical operation but she died. The baby also died.

“She was the one that did the makeup for the celebrant while the husband took the photographs of the party,” the source said.

However, the Delta State Police Command could not confirm the incident as at the time of filing this report.

It’s acting spokesman, DSP Edafe Bright, said: “We are not aware of that incident”.

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