The monarch reportedly died in Nsukka on Tuesday, November 29, Daily Post reports.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Enugu State, SP Ebere Amaraizu, confirmed the sad incident in a statement, revealing that the fatal accident took place on Tuesday at about 2.55 p.m.
Amariazu said, “It involved a water tanker with registration number XA 405 ENU and one official traditional rulers’ car.
“There was a head-on collision between his Hyundai Elantral car with registration number HRH 183 ENU and the said water tanker.
“The royal father was coming from Odenigbo road to Total Round-about in Nsukka where he veered off his lane and collided with an on-coming water tanker.
“He was rushed to Bishop Shanaham Hospital, Nsukka where he was confirmed dead by a doctor on duty’’.
The PPRO added that the remains of the late monarch have been deposited at the Bishop Shanaham Hospital mortuary.