BENIN: Identity Of Murdered New Year Commercial Driver Revealed


The commercial bus operator popularly called “Tuke-Tuke driver who was killed in the early hours of New Year day in Benin City Edo state has been identified as Mr Omon Eguasa.

The incident happened along Siluko road near Oliha market.

Standard Gazette had reported how assailants entered Mr Eguasa’s bus at Kings Square and forced him towards Siluko road.

After the former Ovator Cinema House, the gunmen axed him before finally shooting him on the head.

Some eyewitnesses who were returning from the New Year cross over service told Standard Gazette correspondent that they saw the commercial bus with a full headlight on and some persons were dragging the steering with the driver.

Local Bus Driver Shot Head On New Year's Eve In Benin
Local Bus Driver Shot Head On New Year’s Eve In Benin. Photo Credit: Standard Gazette

He was 50-year-old.

Standard Gazette’s correspondent learned that the late Omon Eguasa resided on Omon Eguasa street, Old Siluko road, Off Owode Street, Egor in Benin City.

When contacted, the family told our correspondent that Eguasa left behind a wife and children.

Family members said he was a complete gentleman who had been into the transport business for years.

They denied Omonosa was ever a member of a secret cult, and wonder why he was targeted by his killers.

The family urged the Nigeria police to thoroughly investigate the killing and ensure that the perpetrators are brought to book.

They said a call was put across to them by some persons who immediately identified him after they found him lifeless inside the bus at dawn.

They stated that the news of his death shattered their new year day celebration.

Some residents interviewed said Mr Eguasa will remain in their hearts forever as they recalled his jokes while on earth.

They disclosed that their only respite is for the police and other security agencies to find the killers of Mr Eguasa.

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