A tricycle operator was crushed to death by a truck driver, allegedly chased by members of the Imo State Environmental Transformation Commission, ENTRACO, which led to a serious out burst in the state.
The incident, which generated tension in the state, occurred very close to the fence of the Owerri Capital Development Authority, OCDA, along Port Harcourt Road as tricycle operators blocked the road leading to Aba, in the state, protesting the death of the deceased. They alleged that his death was caused by ENTRACO officials, an Agency of the state government, who chased a truck driver leading to the death of the Keke operator.
According to an eyewitness, “we saw the men of the ENTRACO team pursuing the truck with number plates KZR-217ZT from the Control Post area towards Port Harcourt Road. The ENTRACO team, using a Siena bus, were trying to stop the truck driver, but unfortunately the driver lost control and veered off the road before ramming into the tricycle, killing the man on the spot.”
Meanwhile, the ENTRACO’s boss, Mr. Jeff Nwaoha, while confirming the incident, stated that the truck driver drove against traffic and was not chased as being claimed.