Monday, 27 March 2017

Five Killed In Akwa Ibom State by Suspected Drunk SUV

Five persons were on Sunday killed at Ukana Ikot Etim area of Essien Udim Local Government Area of Akwa Ibom State, by an alleged drunk driver.
According to Punch, the man driving a Ford utility sport vehicle with registration number GCE 342 CX was trying to avoid two children that were crossing the road when he ran into seven people buying beans cake (akara) at the Ukana Ikot Etim Junction.

An eyewitness, Godwin Anthony, said five out of the seven bystanders the vehicle crashed into died instantly while two others sustained serious injuries.

He said when witnesses approached the driver, it was discovered that he was drunk. He said the driver was apprehended and handed over to police men of the Ikot Ekpene Police Command.

The witness further said the seven persons who were hit in the unfortunate accident were returning from church.

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