A yet to be identified Okada rider has died in a ghastly accident involving a speeding unregistered Toyota Hilux.
Naija News understands that the horrible accident happened along the Onitsha-Owerri road, in Uli, Ihiala Local Government Area of Anambra State on Wednesday, December 23.
Confirming the report to newsmen a few moments after the incident, the state Sector Public Education Officer of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Florence Edor said the accident happened as a result of recklessness from the Hilux driver.
She reported that the Hilux driver lost control of his wheel due to over speeding. “At about 1352HRS this afternoon 23rd December 2020 a Motorcycle rider was killed in a crash involving an unidentified driver of a Toyota Hilux pick up without registration number and an unidentified Motorcycle rider without registration number, at ULI opposite Starch Mill Ihiala,” Edor noted.
According to an eyewitness while testifying to the incident, “the driver of a Toyota Hilux pick-up while speeding, lost control and crashed into a motorcycle rider. The crash involves a total number of (2) adult male.
“The bike rider was taken to ARK ANGEL Hospital by the FRSC rescue team from Ihiala command. He was later confirmed dead by the Doctor on duty, and moved to the mortuary.”
On his part, while reacting to the incident, the Sector Commander Corps Commander, Andrew Kumapayi urge motorists in the state to avoid unnecessary speeding, especially in built-up areas, noting that speed thrills but at the same time kill.
Meanwhile, Kano State Command of the Nigeria Police Force has arrested a grandfather, his son and grandchild over the killing of a man alleged to be a kidnapper.
Naija News reports that their arrest was confirmed to newsmen on Tuesday night, December 22 in a statement by the state police spokesman, Abdullahi Kiyawa, Naija News reports.