Senior Prefect of Day Star Secondary School, Ogidi, Emeka Ogbu and a commercial motorbike (Okada) operator were crushed to death by an official of Anambra State Transport Management Agency, ATMA.
Eyewitness account said the commercial motorbike operator was being chased by the ATMA official who was driving ATMA Sports Utility Vehicle.
Sadly the vehicle hit the motorbike and on impact hit the school prefect while returning from school, both the bike operator and school prefect died minutes after they were rushed to Mayor Hospital Ogidi.
Anambra State Commissioner for Transport, Honourable Chuma Mbodu expressed regret that a government official and vehicle was involved adding that he was yet to get the true picture of the incident.
But when our Correspondent visited the school, it was deserted but a boy who claimed to be one of the students said, “the deceased hailed from Enugu State”.
“He came this third term but because he was brilliant the school management appointed him the Senior Prefect”, he stated further.
“The deceased was the only son of the family and was just returning home from school when he was crushed to death close to Ugwu Nwasike Round-about, Ogidi.
The ATMA man was chasing a motorcycle operator who hit the boy”, he hinted.
Confirming the incident the Ogidi Divisional Police Officer, DPO, Mr. Hassan Musa said, “investigation is ongoing”.
“That boy was a Senior Prefect of a secondary school in Ogidi, we commiserate with the family on the death of the innocent boy”, the DPO stated

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