A motorcyclist has been killed in Enugu in an accident involving a trailer.

Jonathan Madu lost his life in an accident with the trailer conveying cattle in Ugwuoba community in Oji River council area of Enugu State.

His death angered community residents who were now heading to take laws into their hands.

But the Enugu Police Command quelled a potential mob action and breach of the peace.

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Spokesman for the state police command, Ebere Amaraizu said some cows were recovered while the deformed body of the deceased had been taken to a nearby hospital mortuary for autopsy.

“It was gathered that the trailer conveying cows skidded off its lane and crushed to death the motorcyclist who was on the other lane.

“Following the alleged incident, the driver of the said trailer was said to have taken to his heels.

“But the early arrival of police operatives of the Oji-River Division aided in dowsing the brewing tension at the accident scene as both the motorcycle and parts of the trailer were already burning,’’ he said.

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