The Anambra State Police Command has confirmed two persons dead in a fatal accident involving a Tipper and a Mate 50 motorcycle in Nnewi.
The accident happened on Wednesday night at about 8.30 pm along Ukwukpaka junction, Mbanakwa Okpuno Nnewichi, Nnewi North Local Government Area of Anambra state.
Confirming the accident,the Anambra state police PPRO, SP Haruna Muhammed in statement said on Wednesday at about 8:20pm, “there was a fatal motor /motorcycle accident along Ukwukpaka junction, Mbanakwa Okpuno Nnewichi, Nnewi North LGA involving a Tipper with RegNo XA 206 KPP and a Mate 50 motorcycle with Reg No QL 500 UWN ridden by one Clement Odo ‘m’ aged 50yrs conveying one Anayo Elinye ‘m’ aged 38yrs.”
Mohammed said, “a preliminary investigation revealed that the Tipper had a brake failure while on motion rolled backwards and collided with the said motorcycle.”
“As a result, both the Rider and the Pillion sustained injuries and were rushed by police patrol team to Diocesan hospital Nnewi, where they were confirmed dead by a medical doctor,” he said.
He also disclosed that corpses have been deposited at same hospital mutuary for postmortem examination.
“The Tipper Driver is on the run but effort is ongoing to apprehend and bring him to justice” he added