Yesterday, passers-by and motorists were left bewildered at the scene of a crash in Benin City – the Edo state capital.
The crash involved a Hummer 2 SUV that rammed into the wall of the palace of the Oba of Benin.
The shock expressed by the passers-by and motorists was not on account of the crash. Instead, it was due to the fact that the impact on the wall by the Hummer left no damage to the ancient palace wall. Instead, the Hummer was severely damaged.
Note that the earthen (mud) wall of the Oba of Benin is one of the remaining relics of the old Benin Kingdom. The Oba Palace – together with the ancient Benin moats – is one of the numerous tourists’ attractions to the ancient city
Watch the video of the crash