The Anambra State sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Mr Sunday Ajayi died in an auto crash.
Ajayi died on Saturday morning around Agbor, Delta State.
It was gathered the sector commander was on his way from Kwara state, where he attended a relation’s wedding.
His driver, a senior marshal, Raji survived and is currently receiving medical attention in an undisclosed hospital.
The FRSC flag at the command headquarters in Awka was seen lowered possibly as a symbol of respect for his death.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Ufiem Egim confirmed the report to reporters, but added that “the command is yet to come up with a formal report detailing the cause of his death.”
The late Ajayi was recently quoted as saying that speed was responsible for more than 50 per cent crashes on Nigeria roads.
His words, “This is more noticeable during ‘Ember Months’ when there are higher commuter movements across the nation (before, during and after the end of year festivities).”