A 22-year pregnant woman identified as Ifeyinwa Nwobodo and a commercial motorcyclist have been tragically killed by a hit and run bus driver along Ekwulobia-Isuofia road in Anambra state.
It was learnt that Ifeyinwa, from Ebonyi state, was on a motorcycle when she was knocked down by a bus driver who ran away, leaving her and the Okada rider lying lifeless by the road.
According to an eye witness, “the bodies of the okada rider and the pregnant woman were left unattended to for a while until a passerby who recognised the pregnant lady stopped to recover both bodies before taking them to the hospital.”
Police Public Relations Officer, ASP Nkiruka Nwode, who confirmed the incident described it as unfortunate.
He said investigations were on to ascertain the cause of the incident.
She said, “The DPO in charge of the area had written to the Federal Road Safety Corps to find out the owner of the plate number found at the scene of the accident”.
Nwode, however, cautioned motorists, pedestrians and other road users to be more careful while using the road to avoid such unfortunate incidences.