Hit-and-run driver kills popular pharmacist while jogging in Edo

A top pharmacist identified as Austin Umweni, has been killed by a hit-and-run driver in Benin City, Edo state.

The proprietor of Austin Pharmacy, was jogging in the early hours of Wednesday, May 5, along Airport Road when the driver said to be driving a Mercedes Benz car hit him and he died on the spot while remains have been deposited at a morgue in the state capital.

Meanwhile, the family of the deceased went to the state traffic division on Sapele Road and asked the authorities to fish out his killer.

Spokesperson of the Edo State Police Command, Kontongs Bello, who confirmed the incident, said that he was yet to get the full report of the situation.

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