AN accident occurred yesterday along Ekwulobia-Umunze Road at Nawfija in Orumba South Local Government Area of Anambra State yesterday killed a man, identified as Sylvester Ezeoke.
He was riding on his motorcycle when commercial bus driver knocked him down while he was about to cross the road after buying some drugs from a nearby pharmacy store.
An eyewitness said the disease had briefly climbed his motorcycle when the dare- devil driver ran over him.
“The man just stepped out to buy anti-malaria drugs. He complained of having malaria two days ago after returning from his farm. We were shocked to hear the sad news. It’s a rude shock. It was learnt that the bus driver was rushing to Ekwulobia from Umunze to take turns,” the eyewitness said.
Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps in Anambra State, Edwin Okadigbo, confirmed the incident.
According to him, the corpse of the victim had been deposited in the Orumba General Hospital, Nawfija.
“The Orumba South Divisional Officer, NSCDC, Innocent Offor, deployed officers in the scene of the accident,” Okadigbo said