A truck with the number plate, Ebonyi XD 520 AKL reportedly killed a final year student of the Imo State university, Owerri on Tuesday at about 7: 50am while he was on his way for the school’s first semester examination.
The incident happened at IMSU Junction, a few meters away from the campus where he was to sit for the examination, an eyewitnesses told The Punch.
The truck which was coming towards the city from the Okigwe – Owerri Expressway, had break failure and crushed the student who apparently in panic jumped out of the tricycle he was travelling.
As of the time of filling the report, the Newspaper was unable to ascertain the identity of the student.
The spokesperson for the police in the state, Andrew Enwerem, confirmed the incident but said the details were yet to be communicated to him by the traffic unit that evacuated the body.
The IMSU Public Relations Officer, Obi Njoku, told The Punch via phone call that the identity of the victim had yet to be known, as the University was engaged in the ongoing first semester examinations.