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Mentally challenged man crushed to death in hit and run accident in Anambra

A mentally challenged man was crushed to death in a hit-and-run accident in Upper-Iweka area of Onitsha, Anambra State.

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The incident occurred around 7.40 am on Friday, 10th of July, 2020. According to reports, the driver of the vehicle zoomed off instantly, leaving the dead body on the road.

The Sector Public Education Officer, Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) Pascal Anigbo confirmed the incident.

According to Anigbo, the corpse has been deposited in the morgue by the FRSC and the incident have been reported to the police for further investigation.

He said: “At about 7.40am today Friday 10 July, 2020 the attention of an FRSC Patrol Team attached to Upper-Iweka Outpost Onitsha, was drawn to a lifeless body of a middle aged man lying helplessly on the expressway, by TRACAS bus stop, Upper Iweka, along Onitsha-Awka expressway.

“The identity of the vehicle was however not noted. The corpse was deposited at Toronto Hospital Mortuary by the FRSC team, to restore free flow of traffic, which had already built-up.

“The incident was also reported at the Central Police Station, Onitsha, for further investigation.

“The Sector Commander FRSC, Andrew Kumapayi strongly warns drivers against over-speeding, especially within built-up areas. He sends his condolences to the family of the deceased,” he added.

Recall that we also reported the incident of a 35-year-old-man who killed his four-year-old-son and buried him in his compound in Anambra State.

THe man has also been arrested and is in police custody while the body of the boy have been exhumed and sent for autopsy.

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