A tragic incident unfolded in Cross River State as a commercial motorcyclist fatally struck an Assistant Commissioner of Police

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ACP (Barr) Vivian Chinemerem Aworonye

A devastating tragedy struck Zone 6 Police Headquarters in Calabar, Cross River State, as Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) (Barr) Vivian Chinemerem Aworonye lost her life in a fatal accident involving a commercial motorcyclist.

According to a reliable source within Zone 6, ACP Aworonye, due to the lack of accommodation in police barracks, resided within the premises, where she was crossing the road around 6:30 PM over the weekend. Tragically, she was struck by a motorcycle while attempting to navigate the thoroughfare.

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The impact caused her to fall, resulting in a severe head injury. She was promptly rushed to Bakor Hospital, a private medical facility near Zone 6 Headquarters, before being referred to the Psychiatric Hospital for further treatment. Sadly, despite efforts to save her, she eventually succumbed to her injuries at the Teaching Hospital.

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Prior to her untimely demise, ACP Aworonye had been recently transferred from the Force Legal Department in Abuja.

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In response to the heartbreaking loss, Zone 6 Police Headquarters expressed profound regret and announced ACP Aworonye’s passing in a somber message. The Police Public Relations Officer, SP Nelson Okpai, conveyed condolences and informed that a condolence register had been opened at the headquarters, honoring the memory of the departed officer.

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Meanwhile, the motorcyclist involved in the accident has been apprehended and taken into police custody.

This tragic incident underscores the dangers associated with motorcycle transportation within the Calabar metropolis, prompting renewed emphasis on the state government’s ban on motorcycle usage in the area, as reiterated earlier in the week.

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