Two lecturers of the University of Port Harcourt have died in an auto crash along the Calabar expressway on Monday.
The lecturers – Dr. Obed Ojukwu and Dr. Ekaette Evangel Akpan were teaching in the Linguistics and Communication Studies Department at the institution before their untimely death.
They were travelling to the University of Calabar for a conference when the accident occurred. It was gathered that they were also part-time lecturers in UNICAL.
Eyewitnesses said an articulated vehicle (trailer) rammed into the car conveying the duo to Calabar. The accident occurred on the ever-busy East-West Road, currently being dualised by the Federal Government.
While Ojukwu died on the spot, Akpan was rushed to an unnamed hospital, where she also died on.
Until his death, Ojukwu, an indigene of Abia State, was a Senior Pastor in the Redeemed Christian Church of God. He got married about two years ago,While Akpan hailed from Akwa Ibom State.
The Vice-Chancellor of UNIPORT, Prof. Joseph Ajienka, has described the incident as unfortunate.
Ajienka spoke through the institution’s spokesman, Dr. Williams Wodi, who is also a lecturer in the Linguistics and Communication Studies Department.
He praised the departed duo for their discipline and total dedication to duties.
- The Nation