A masquerade escaped death by the whiskers yesterday in a road traffic accident at Awkuzu Junction in Oyi Local Government Area of Anambra State.
The accident occurred at the Enugu-Onitsha Expressway between a BAU Cement Truck and a Santa/KC Motorcycle. Four adult males were involved, in addition to the Izaga Masquerade.
The Izaga masquerade escaped death when, according to eyewitness accounts, the 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, attributed the cause of the crash to load violation, while also noting that one of the male adults died in the crash.
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.”