Chinenye Roseline Ude, a 24-year-old graduate of Sociology from Enugu
State University of Science and Technology (ESUT) lost her life in a
fatal accident at Akesan Junction in Igando area, along the Isheri-LASU
Anthony Ude, who had an injury on his hand to the nearby Divine Blessing
Hospital, across the Isheri-LASU Road, in Akesan village, for
It was gathered that while the duo waited for a chance to cross to
the opposite side of the expressway, she was unaware that a Mercedez
tipper lorry, with registration EPE 299 XE, loaded with sand, was coming
from the LASU end. It was learned that the driver of the vehicle lost
control of the wheel and headed for the side of the road where Mr. Ude
and his daughter stood.
When Ude and his daughter realised the grave danger confronting them,
they fled in different directions. But as fate would have it, the
vehicle went after Chinenye, killing her instantly.
According to a witness, the vehicle’s rear tyres crushed Chinenye’s head on the paved road.
One witness said;
“The pathetic incident instantly attracted a huge crowd of sympathisers and passers-by. People could not restrain their tears,”
at Igando were alerted. On arrival, they inspected the scene and
conducted short investigation before arranging for an ambulance to take
the body away.
another eyewitness, Mr. Azuka Obidinnu, were taken to Igando Police
Station while the tipper was impounded.
Onee Kanu, and Mr. Obidinnu, conveyed the remains of the deceased to the
mortuary of Mainland Hospital, Yaba, where it was deposited.
Meanwhile, the driver of the tipper lorry is being detained at Igando Police Station pending the outcome of investigations.
“I thank God for sparing my life and making my escape possible.
“If two of us had died, the situation could have been both colossal
and disastrous. I pray God to give my wife, Mrs. Amaka Ude, the
fortitude to bear this huge loss. It is heavy on her; she is
experiencing immense sorrow and sadness at the moment. I can feel her
pain and anguish because this loss is irreparable.”