Hit-and-run driver kills mentally challenged in Onitsha

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A mentally challenged man was crushed to death on Friday by a hit-and-run driver in Upper-Iweka area of Onitsha in Anambra State, South East Nigeria.

The deceased was reportedly knocked down around 7.40am by the driver of the vehicle, who zoomed off immediately, leaving the lifeless body on the road.

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

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.”

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