ENUGU, Nigeria (VOICE OF NAIJA)- An Izaga masquerade has escaped death in a road traffic accident at Awkuzu Junction in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The accident occurred at the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway on Friday between a BAU Cement Truck and a Santa/KC Motorcycle.
Four adult males were involved, in addition to the Izaga Masquerade.
According to eyewitness, the masquerade escaped death when motorcyclist carrying him was trying to overtake a truck, but the long legs of the masquerade hit the truck which caused the other passenger on the same motorcycle to fall off and get crushed to death by the back tyre of the moving truck.
In a statement, the Anambra Sector Commander, Federal Road Safety Corps, Corps Commander Adeoye Irelewuyi, noted that one of the male adults died in the crash, while he attributed the cause of the crash to load violation.
It partly read: “Four male adults were involved in the crash. One male adult was killed; one male adult was injured; while two male adults were rescued unhurt.
“The FRSC rescue team from RS5.33 Nteje Anambra State rushed the victim to Chira Hospital, Akwuzu where one male adult was confirmed dead; and his corpse was deposited at wisdom mortuary.”