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Fleeing car snatcher kills pregnant woman, motorcyclist in Delta


A car snatcher who was fleeing the crime scene has in the process killed a pregnant woman and a motorcycle rider.

The yet to be identified car snatcher stole a Peugeot car belonging to one Martin in Isselu-Uku, Aniocha North Local Government Area of Delta State.

It was gathered that the incident that occurred around 6pm on Sunday claimed the lives of the pregnant woman and the motorcyclist.

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The owner of the stolen car, simply identified as Martin, said:

“I wanted to go to Asaba, so, I decided to get one or two passengers. I left the key in the ignition because I did not go far.

“Before I could know what was happening, somebody just jumped inside the car and sped off out.

“The man he ran into an okada man who carried a pregnant woman and they died on the spot. When we got to the scene, I found out that the manwho try to steal my car is Fulani man.

“When people came to the scene and saw that the pregnant woman and the okada rider already dead, they pounced on him before police rescued him.”

The Police Public Relations Officer in the state, DSP Onome Onovwakpoyeya, said she had yet to get the details of the incident.

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But a police source said the suspect had been arrested but receiving treatment in hospital.