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A dastardly accident in Anambra State has seen a girl and four other adults persihing in a road accident which had been involving a jeep and a truck at Enugu-Agidi by Awka-Enugu Expressway in Anambra.
Mr Adeoye Irelewuyi who is also the Anambra State commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps had also confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Awka.
Irelewuyi said the accident was caused by speeding and loss of control.
“The fatal crash involved an unidentified driver of a black Lexus with registration number KJA182HS and an unidentified driver of a red truck with no registration number.
“According to eyewitness report, the truck driver was on speed, lost control of the vehicle, and rammed into the Lexus SUV.
“A total number of five persons – three male adults, a female adult, and a female child, were involved in the crash. Five of them were killed.
“FRSC rescue team from the Sector Command took the victims to Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University Teaching Hospital, Amaku, Awka, where they were confirmed dead by the doctor on duty, and the corpses were deposited at the hospital morgue,” he said.
While condoling with the families of the dead, the Sector Commander warned motorists, especially truck drivers, to avoid speeding and keep to the recommended speed limit.
In another report, the sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Imo State, Evarestus Ebeniro yesterday pointed out that no fewer than 35 motorists had been apprehended by his command for trying to induce his officers.
Addressing newsmen at the secretariat of the Nigeria Union of Journalists in Owerri on Tuesday, the sector commander said his command had zero tolerance for corruption.
He disclosed that the arrests made were only for the month of August.
Ebeniro said that his command had mapped out plans to deal with any officer found culpable of engaging in such practice in the state.
He disclosed that the command was ready for the hazards of traffic gridlock associated with ember months, saying that the state government had helped to ease traffic by turning the roundabouts to intersections.