Tragedy struck the Abia State Polytechnic community in Aba when a sharp iron metal slashed the throat of one of its lecturers from a moving tricycle truck popularly called Inaachi in the local parlance.
The young lecturer identified as Daniel who was said to have gotten married few weeks ago, met his untimely death at the popular Ukwuapu, Umule road in Osisioma Local Government Area.
It was gathered that the lecturer was returning home and as he alighted from a commercial tricycle, a loose sharp iron metal from a fast moving tricycle truck slashed his throat and he died on the spot.
A source close to the late Daniel stated that it was not long the United Kingdom trained lecturer got wedded and was planning to travel out of the country to celebrate the Christmas and New Year with his family before the incident took place.
Some of his colleagues who spoke to Saturday Sun described the death as unfortunate and heartbreaking.
They described him as an easy going and friendly person. They called for the prosecution of the truck driver whom they accused of carelessness which led to the death of the promising lecturer.