A tipper driver on Thursday night crushed a commercial motorcyclist to death in Mmiriele, along Ozubulu road Nnewi, Anambra State.
Eyewitnesses say that the crash occurred as a result of excessive speeding leading to loss of control.
Acting Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Kamal Musa confirmed the incident.
At about 1920hrs on Thursday 17th September, 2020, a fatal Road Traffic Crash RTC involving a Green/Black M/Benz 911 with registration number XH 712 PHC and a Blue/white Honda Motorcycle without a registration number was recorded at Mmiriele along Ozubulu road Nnewi. The crash also involved three male adults, including the motorcyclist who allegedly died on the spot and was taken to St. Felix Okolo hospital Nnewi, by the FRSC rescue team from Nnewi Unit Command. The corpse was deposited at the morgue after he was confirmed dead by the doctors in the hospital. The Sector Commander, FRSC, Andrew Kumapayi prays for God to grant the deceased family the fortitude to bear the irrevocable loss. He also warns motorists to desist from over speeding and drive in line with the speed limits stipulated by law,” he stated.
As a result of non-adherence to safety protocols against the spread of COVID-19 in Anambra state, the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) made it known on Sunday that it impounded 8,345 commercial buses in the state.
The Sector Commander, Mr. Andrew Kumapayi, stated that in Awka about 962 rickety trucks were also impounded between January and August.
Adding that the arrests were made during the joint operations of the FRSC and the Anambra State Ministry of Transport.
Recall that following the lifting of the ban on interstate travels by the Federal Government, commercial transport operators were urged to adhere strictly to COVID-19 safety protocols to curb the spread of the disease.
One Ikechukwu Ilodinro, 43, has been arrested by the Anambra State Police force for allegedly forging several documents with the intent to claim his late landlord’s property.
Ilodinro allegedly claimed to be the first and only son of the deceased landlord in the documents he presented to clearing authorities in that respect.
Haruna Mohammed, the Police spokesperson said Ilodinro was arrested by the dectatives attached to the B’ Division of the command in Awka, the state capital.
“Suspect approached the probate Registry of the State High Court Awka and started processing for a letter of Administration in respect of a deceased person, late Okafor Osuokwu Anthony and presented himself as the deceased’s first and only son in order to obtain the document which would have given him access to the deceased property,estates and bank deposits. Preliminary investigation revealed that the suspect equally swore to an oath under false pretense that he is the deceased’s biological son. The suspect also obtained a forged death certificate allegedly from the National Population Commission stating that the deceased whose actual death took place on 27th of July 2020, occurred on the 23rd of July 2020. He quickly rushed to Union bank to withdraw the deceased’s deposit, but was advised to get a letter of administration,” he explained.
While adding that the suspect who had confessed to the crime was a tenant in the deceased’s house at Igboukwu and impersonated the deceased’s first son who lives in Zaria, Kaduna state.
Exhibits recovered in the possession of the suspect included forged dead certificate of the deceased, false sworn declaration as the deceased next of kin and sworn affidavit in the High Court Awka.
Policemen in Anambra have arrested four suspects connected with the hotel robbery in the state on Sunday night.
The suspects were said to have robbed a hotel in Isuanaocha, Awka North Local Government Area of the state and made away with cash and other valuables. Two female guests of the hotel were also reported to have been raped by the robbers.
Police spokesman Mohammed Haruna, made known in a statement yesterday that the suspects were picked up with the aid of closed-circuit television (CCTV) images.
“Preliminary investigation led to the arrest of four suspects with the aid of a CCTV camera installed by the hotel management,” Haruna stated.
Some youths in Isuofia, Aguata Local Government Area of Anambra State on Friday were reported to have been protesting against the alleged laying of Cables suspected to be for the controversial 5G Technology Network in their community.
A eye witness of the area, who spoke anonymously, revealed that the youths had confronted the firm, warning that the exercise would put their lives at risk. He stated that the officials of the company whose identity could not be determined their equipment had no inscriptions, denied the allegation, claiming they were installing a 4G Technology Network Cable.
However, the youths insisted they must stop work and leave the community for peace to reign.
Traditional Minister of the Community, Chief Ndubisi Osele, reacting to the happenings, blamed the protest on misinformation.
“Some miscreants misinformed the youths in the community that 5G Technology Network is being installed in the community. What is being laid underground is Fiber Cables not 5G Network, 5G Technology Network is a band placed on the Mast, it is not laid under the ground. We are having a meeting now to resolve the matter and I will like you to call me back in an hour’s time, so you can get the decision of the community,” Chief Osele stated.