Truck crushes traffic warden to death in Calabar


A female police traffic warden has reportedly lost her life after a truck rammed into her at WAPI Junction, by Mobil filling Station along Muritala Mohammed Highway Calabar, the Cross River State capital.

According to reports, the warden, identified as Kate Okoi, was crushed to death at her duty post on Wednesday, after a haulage truck, loaded with scrapped metals, lost control and rammed into her.

It was gathered that the deceased, a mother of triplet daughters was preparing to celebrate their 9th birthday on December 28th before the unfortunate incident.

Confirming the incident, the spokesperson of the State Police Command, Irene Ugbe, described the incident as a huge loss to the Command.

She said the haulage truck had been impounded and the company contacted, while the driver was still at large.

An eyewitness said the truck with registration number NEPZA CR 576 FTZ is owned by a company inside the Calabar Free Trade Zone.