Gov. Obiano to compensate accident victims, pay for over 50 cows burnt by mob

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Governor Willie Obiano of Anambra State , has pledged to compensate accident victims as well as  pay for the over 50 cows burnt by irate mob during a road crash at Kwata junction, Awka, the state capital, on Friday, last week.

 A high-powered delegation led by the Secretary to the State Government, Professor Solo Chukwulobelu, disclosed this  on Wednesday when members of the team  visited  a victim of the accident at a hospital in the state.

 Eight persons reportedly  died and many injured when a trailer load of cow failed brake and rammed into vehicles and hawkers at Kwata Junction Awka causing irate mob to set the trailer ablaze.

The owner of the cows, Mr. Cosmas Okafor, said he lost over 50 cows in the incident, adding that when he rushed to the scene and saw that the truck had been set ablaze by a mob, he had to leave the area for fear of being attacked.

Chukwulobelu said Governor Obiano directed the delegation  to visit the accident  victims and report to him with a view to determining how the state government could assist.

The SSG commended officials of the hospital for rising to the occasion and reminded businessmen of the need to insure their businesses in case of any eventuality.

Commissioner for Information and Public Enlightenment, Mr. Adinuba said apart from Governor Obiano’s directive that the delegation should visit families of the deceased victims and the owner of the cattle , Mr. Cosmas Okafor from Umunnachi in Dunukofia Council Area, those receiving treatment in the hospital and the owner of the truck carrying the cattle would be  visited as well.

Adinuba  said the delegation would visit the truck driver and other persons with him in the vehicle when the accident occurred, including one  Mr Muhammed Ndaji from Taraba State who was receiving treatment in a hospital in Awka
He condemned the setting of the lorry ablaze, stressing that the state government abhored jungle justice and all manner of mob behaviour.

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