It was a moment of grief at Ogidi, Idemili North Local Government Area, Anambra State, when an official of Anambra State Transport Management Agency, ATMA, (names withheld), reportedly crushed a Senior Prefect of Day Star Secondary School, Ogidi, Emeka Ogbu and a commercial motorbike (okada) operator to death.
According to an eyewitness account, the commercial motorbike operator was being chased by the ATMA official who was driving the ATMA Sports Utility Vehicle, SUV. In the process the SUV hit the motorbike who in turn knocked down the school prefect that was returning from school and both the bike operator and school prefect died minutes after they were rushed to Mayor Hospital Ogidi.
When the news of the incident filtered into the ear of the state Commissioner for Transport, Hon Chuma Mbonu, he expressed regret that a government official and vehicle was involved, adding that he was yet to get the true picture of the incident.
Shortly after the incident, it was learnt that the school, Daystar Secondary School Ogidi became 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 that “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 official was chasing a motorcycle operator who knocked down 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 of the innocent boy,” the DPO stated.

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