Student chased out of school over fees killed by truck

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By Vincent Ujumadu

Awka—A female student of Community Secondary School, Adazi-Ani in Anaocha Local Government Area of Anambra State was at about 10am yesterday, killed by a truck belonging to a bottling company as she was going home after being chased out of school by the principal of the school.

The vehicle’s plate number was reportedly removed by the police shortly after the incident. An eye witness said the driver apparently lost the brakes, leading to loss of control before the incident.

The eyewitnesses said the JSS2 student, whose name was given as Chinyere was reportedly sent out of the school over non-payment of school fees alongside three others before she was knocked down.

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The eyewitness, a commercial motorcycle operator said: “They were sent out of school because they did not pay school fees. It was while they were heading home to get money which they were instructed to pay in the bank, that she was killed while others escaped by the whiskers.”

The principal of the school, Mrs Edith Mojeke and officials of the Anambra State ministry of education were yet to react on the incident.

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