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So sad… 53 lives lost in Multiple accident along Benin-Asaba Expressway as CBN denies Involvement of its Bullion Vans



Benin-Asaba Petrol tanker accident3The Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) has denied allegation that one of its bullion vans was involved in an accident that killed several persons on the Benin-Asaba Expressway.

The apex bank denied the allegation in a statement by its acting Director, Corporate Communications, Isaac Okorafor, in Abuja

There had been reports earlier that several persons were feared dead in an accident involving a CBN bullion van, a fuel tanker, a commercial bus and cars on the Benin-Asaba-Onitsha Expressway.

The victims were said to include officials of the bank, policemen and passengers of commercial buses

“I wish to state that the report is entirely untrue. The vehicle that was used to illustrate the news story does not belong to the CBN.

No CBN bullion van was involved in any accident. The only accident on the road involved vehicles which do not belong to CBN. The reporter may have mistaken a CBN bullion van which had malfunctioned during a currency movement from Asaba to Benin and was immediately substituted and securely parked at the Abudu Police Station.

The van was part of a totally unrelated road traffic accident that happened earlier on that same road,” CBN’s statement said.

The FRSC in Edo state also released a statement on the incident on Friday, saying that 53 persons died, and 5 others sustained serious injuries.

The statement added that the incident involved a petrol-laden tanker, three buses, an SUV, a truck, and a motorcycle.

Benin-Asaba Petrol tanker accident2

Benin-Asaba Petrol tanker accident

RIP to the deceased.


  1. Miss Fine

    December 10, 2016 at 6:47 pm

    Very sad, May their souls RIP

  2. jay

    December 10, 2016 at 7:12 pm

    When will the F.G begin to restrict movement of tankers and lorries? What actually does the Minister do? Most countries would have certain lanes, for these vehicles. so they do not generally ply on same lane as smaller vehicles. God help us!

  3. presh

    December 10, 2016 at 7:45 pm

    This country menh..we are all working on egg shell..

  4. o

    December 10, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    Why are tankers and co still moving at the same time with other motorist? One accident and many lives are lost. When will this stop??

  5. Marlvina

    December 10, 2016 at 7:56 pm

    This is very sad. People shldnt be dying this way due to wreckless driving by some drivers. May their souls rest in peace.

  6. Libby

    December 10, 2016 at 8:32 pm

    Na wa oh all these tragedies happening so close together. May God have mercy, so sad indeed.

  7. Somto

    December 10, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Ewwu Chim oo, onwa December ooo. May their souls RIP. Father save us from the devil’s clutch.

    • N.o

      December 11, 2016 at 6:10 am

      Since when did the devil become the ‘taker’ of life. From God did we coom and unto him shall we return.

    • N.o

      December 11, 2016 at 6:11 am


  8. EseDeeva

    December 10, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    Fifty Three people…….. in one day. May God console their families

  9. GeeGee

    December 10, 2016 at 10:36 pm

    53?!! This is so sad. May God comfort their families and may their souls rest in peace.

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