Traditional ruler dies in auto crash in Enugu

Igwe Ezeugwu Ugwuoke of Agbamere clan in Eha-Alumona in Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State died in auto crash on Tuesday.


The Police Public Relations Officer in Enugu State, Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed this in a statement released in Enugu on Tuesday.

Amaraizu said the fatal accident happened on Tuesday at about 2.55pm.

It involved a water tanker with registration number XA 405 ENU and one of the official cars of the traditional rulers.

Amaraizu said: “There was a head on collision between his Hyundai Elantra car with registration number HRH 183 ENU and the said water tanker.

“The royal father was coming from Odenigbo road to Total Round-about in Nsukka where he allegedly veered off his lane and reportedly collided with an on-coming water tanker.

“He (the royal father) was rushed to Bishop Shanaham Hospital, Nsukka where he was confirmed dead by a doctor on duty.”

The statement said that the body of the royal father had been deposited in the same hospital’s mortuary.

It stated: “The police have already started investigation into the accident.”



  1. It’s so unfortunate that dangerous driving continue to snuff lives off many folks in Nigeria
    A head on collision can only be caused by reckless driving
    Motorists should endevour to get familiar with the traffic code and abide by all it’s rules to reduced the incidence of untimely deaths from dangerous driving on our roads
    May the soul of the dead rest in peace

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