A newly married couple, Kingsley and Ajoke Akpor, were reportedly killed by a hit-and-run driver in Warri, Delta State, in a tragic turn of events.

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Kingsley and Ajoke Akpor

According to the reports, the tragic accident occurred on Sunday night, May 2, along NPA Expressway. While details on the accident are still sketchy, it was gathered that the couple were crossing the highway after attending a birthday party held at PTI Conference Centre, when the speeding driver rammed into them.

The unidentified driver fled the scene after hitting them.

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Late Kingsley is said to be a photographer and has a photography studio in Agbarho, Ughelli North LGA of the state — the couple got married on December 21, 2021.

Ajoke was heavilly pregnant with their first child and billed to deliver this week. Their remains have been deposited at Ekpan General hospital Mortuary.

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Meanwhile, friends have taken to Facebook to mourn he couple. Efe Akpoviri, wrote:

“I NEVER KNOW U WILL LEAVE THIS WORLD,WHEN U TEXT ME,THAT I SHOULD COME TO YOUR MARRAGE,I TOLD YOU THAT I CAN NOT MAKE IT BECAUSE I LIVE AT LAGOS,I REMEMBER THOSE DAYS IN AGBARHO GRAMMAR SCHOOL,WHEN WE MOVE TOGETHER AND YOU ALWAYS CALL ME CONTO1 AND I CALL YOU FELA,BUT I WAS SHOCK THAT ACCIDENT TAKE YOU,YOUR PREGNANT WIFE AND YOUR UNBORN BABE,YOU THAT JUST DO YOUR MARRAGE NOT LONG AGO,OH. THOSE THAT DO YOU THIS WILL NEVER LIVE,KILL THOSE THAT DISTROY YOU AND YOUR FAMILY. REST IN PEACE MY FRIEND”

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Gloria Efemena John Otogbolo, said she and Kingsley had planned on a shoot this week.

“I can’t still believe you are gone.we meant last at video editing office to book our work and we talk about me shooting work for you this week oooh no I can’t believe you and ur wife and unborn kid re gone noooo oo. I remember the first day I met you,you taught me some things in photography o I admire ur work in photography. RIP”

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