A traditional ruler in Enugu State, Igwe Patrick Ezugwu, of Agbamere community, in Eha-Alumona, Nsukka Local Government Area of Enugu State, died in auto crash on Tuesday.
It was gathered that the monarch died within Nsukka, the University of Nigeria town.
According to the Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO), in Enugu State, SP Ebere Amaraizu, who confirmed this in a statement, the fatal accident happened on Tuesday at about 2.55 p.m.
He said “it involved a water tanker with registration number XA 405 ENU and one official traditional rulers’ car.
“There was a head on collision between his Hyundai Elantral car with registration number HRH 183 ENU and the said water tanker.
“The royal father was coming from Odenigbo road to Total Round-about in Nsukka where he veered off his lane and collided with an on-coming water tanker.
“He was rushed to Bishop Shanaham Hospital, Nsukka where he was confirmed dead by a doctor on duty’’.
Amaraizu added that the body of the royal father had been deposited in the same hospital’s mortuary.