A driver has been arrested by the Police for allegedly killing a 40-year old man whose identity is not yet known along Enugu Onitsha Road Ogidi, Anambra state.
The suspect, identified as Onunkwo Obinna Ifeanyi, said to be heading to Awka from Onitsha reportedly knocked down the victim on the pedestrian lane following sudden loss of control.
The Police Pubic Relations Officer, Haruna Mohammed who confirmed this to The DAILY VENDOR, said the victim who became unconscious thereafter was rushed to the hospital where he was certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor on duty.
He however said efforts to locate the relatives of the victim had proved abortive since the date of the accident.
He said, “On the 31/5/2020 at about 10:10pm, along Enugu Onitsha Road Ogidi, a MAZDA Jeep with REG.NO AKD 867 EH driving by one Onunkwo Obinna Ifeanyi ‘m’ of No: 6 Ezenwa Azu Ogbunike in Oyi LGA of Anambra State from Onitsha heading to Awka suddendly loss control and knocked a middle aged man of about 40 years whose identity is not yet known on the pedestrian lane,As a result, victim became unconscious.
“Police operatives attached to Ogidi Division visited the scene and rushed victim to the hospital where he was certified dead on arrival by a medical doctor on duty. Corpse deposited at the mortuary for postmortem examination and preservation.
“Meanwhile, the driver was arrested and obstruction cleared to enable free flow of traffic in the area.
“However, efforts to locate the relatives of the victim proved abortive since the date of the accident. In view of the foregoing, the Command urged the public whose relations got missing and matched above description to report at Ogidi Police Station for possible identification and claim of the victim.”