Three officials of Edo State Traffic Management Agency, EDSTMA got a close shave with death in the hands of suspected mob on Tuesday in Benin City.
The officials were allegedly overrun and chased away by the mob who prevented them from towing an Audi 80 car, parked beside a mini bus that caught fire on First East Circular road in Oredo Local Government Area.
Investigation found that the owner of the dark blue car, was parked beside the road by the driver to assist another mini bus driver whose identity is yet to be ascertained, to put out the fire.
The driver of the mini bus, engaged a welder simply identified as Mr. Okaligban by the road side to amend the floor of his vehicle when the incident occurred.
Mr. Okaligban thereafter took to his heels after the vehicle which was procured on a hire purchase agreement in the sum of N1.5 million, caught fire.
A food vendor who lives in the area told our Correspondent that the mini bus driver who wept profusely, took the vehicle on hire purchase.