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INDISCRIMINATE PACKING: ANAMBRA POLICE TO CLAMP DOWN ON OFFENDERS

By John Ndu : Anambra State Police Command has warned road users against indiscriminate packing of vehicle along express roads, which hitherto contributed to various accident on the roads.

This warning came as a result of a fatal accident that occurred along Onitsha � Owerri express road on the 1st of July, 2017.

It was gathered that a Jetta Saloon Car with REG No: AU 75 WER, rammed into a stationary heavy duty truck (with REG No: SMK 84 XYX), parked along the road after Uli Centre, and claimed a family of four, returning from a wedding ceremony.

The accident victims were, the driver of the Jetta Saloon Car, one Mr Linus Ohadumekwe, male, aged 60years of Umubazu Uli, Basil Ohadumekwu, male, 57years,

Others were Chimuanya Ohadumekwu, male 22years, Joy Ohadumekwu � female- 20years and Little Divine Michael � male- 2years.

In a Press Release signed by the State Police Public Relation Officer, ASP Nkeiruka Nwode, the State Commissioner of Police, C. P Gaba Umar directed all Divisional Police Officers (DPOs) and Divisional Traffic Officers (DTOs) of all Divisions in the State to clear off the road of all abandoned broke down vehicles and trucks within their jurisdiction and charge offenders accordingly.

C.P Umar who described tragic incident as unfortunate, sad and avoidable frowned at the level of recklessness of some road users in the state, saying the command had mapped out stringent measures to fully clamp down on offenders to avoid future occurrence of such tragic incidents.

While commiserating with the family, the CP called on all road users in the state to be very conscious while driving and adhere strictly to safety rules.

Drivers are warned to be very cautious driving under rain or after rain and maintain a reasonable concentration on the road.

The importance of triangular caution for broken down vehicles on the road can never be over stressed as road users are advised to always put it to good use whenever their car breaks down to alert other road users.

The Command advises Ndi Anambra to remain security and safety conscious and obey traffic laws and signs, urging all to play vital roles as good citizens of the state in guarantying a secured and safer Anambra state.

Source: Anambra State Government