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Driver Apprehended For Killing Abia Poly Graduate

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A yet-to-be-identified truck driver has been apprehended by the Police for allegedly crushing an Abia State Polytechnic, Aba graduate, Miss Mary Ogechi, to death at the Aba-Owerri Road on Tuesday.

The Eastern Updates gathered that the deceased graduated from the polytechnic a few days and celebrated her graduation on social media for emerging the best accounting student in her department.

She was said to have gone to her school on Tuesday to process her results so as to get ready for the National Youth Service Corps mobilisation when the accident occurred.

According to sources, in response to the new graduate’s passing, students of the school staged a protest and blocked the expressway.

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An eyewitness who pleaded anonymity said the deceased suffered fractured legs and a dislocated hip after being pushed down by a commercial tricycle rider and was subsequently run over by a trailer with registration number XA-60 YEN.

“She was crossing the road when a reckless commercial tricycle driver hit her, which made her fall on the road. The truck driver who saw her suddenly tried to avoid her but couldn’t, instead rammed over her leg, leaving her in a pool of blood. The tricycle rider ran away, together with the truck driver who abandoned his vehicle to run into a nearby police station in the Aba North Local Government Area.

“People were scared of taking her away immediately. But a few others summoned the courage and rushed to the scene. They initially thought that she was dead, but when they felt some pulse, people who recognised her rushed her to the hospital for urgent medical attention. She later gave up the ghost.”

One of the deceased’s family members, Nelly Nazo, who mourned her passing in a Facebook post, claimed that the mother raised the deceased and her siblings alone and that it was a tragic event that she died in an accident.

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