Traditional ruler killed in auto crash

An Enugu monarch has been killed in an auto crash in the Nsukka Area of the state.

Igwe Patrick Ezugwu

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.

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