By G9ija

Graduate dispatch rider dies in an accident in Benin

Freedom Ogbeide, a dispatch rider who graduated from University of Benin, died on Tuesday, March 16, in an accident that occurred at NITEL Junction, Ugbowo, Benin, Edo State.

A friend who confirmed his death, told Punch that the accident involved the rider, a car and a truck. He said the deceased started the job after graduating from the Department of Animal Science, UNIBEN, in 2021.

He said; 

“The deceased was my class representative till we graduated from UNIBEN in 2021. He was diligent and a good leader who took care of other people’s interests.

“The deceased still had both parents. We, his former classmates, are already in contact with his brother to know how to pay a condolence visit to the family. His corpse has been deposited at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital’s mortuary.”

An eyewitness who corroborated the claim, told the publication that the truck crushed the dispatch rider to death immediately after a car rammed into him while on his way to a destination in the state.

He said;

“He was crushed by a truck after his bike was hit by a car. He tried to get up but he couldn’t because of the impact of the fall.” 

The Sector Commander of Federal Road Safety Corps, Paul Okpe, also confirmed the incident.