24-year-old graduate of Sociology from Enugu State University of Science and Technology (ESUT), Miss Chinenye Roseline Ude is dead.
She loosed her life in a fatal accident while taking her father, Mr. Anthony Ude, who had an injury on his hand to the nearby Divine Blessing Hospital, in Akesan village, Igando area, along the Isheri-LASU Road, Lagos, for treatment.
The lady was killed last week while taking her father, Mr. Anthony Ude, who had an injury on his hand to the nearby Divine Blessing Hospital, across the Isheri-LASU Road, in Akesan village, for treatment.
According to report, the lady was killed last week by a driver, tipper lorry with registration EPE 299 XE, loaded with sand, after loosing control of wheel ran into Roseline and her father as they wait to cross to the other side.
When they saw the vehicle heading towards them, father and daughter fled in different directions. Sadly, 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. “The pathetic incident instantly attracted a huge crowd of sympathisers and passers-by. People could not restrain their tears.”
Soon after the accident, the police at Igando were alerted. On arrival, they inspected the scene and conducted short investigation before arranging for an ambulance to take the body away.
The tipper driver and the deceased’s father, according another eyewitness, Mr. Azuka Obidinnu, were taken to Igando Police Station while the tipper was impounded.
After a brief stay at the station, a policeman, Sergeant 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.
The shattered father Mr Ude who spoke with news men, mourns the tragic death of his daughter at a very tender age, added that:
“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,” he said.