A Nigerian Doctor, Chizoro Edohasim, resident in the UK has been jailed for four years after he killed his nine-year-old daughter in an accident as he rushed in traffic to take her to a maths class
Chizoro Edohasim, 47, of Timperley, Greater Manchester, overtook vehicles at high speed and drove through a red light before he crashed into a wall on the morning of May 7 2016.
Olivia Edohasim was pronounced dead at the scene in Manchester Road, Altrincham, while her elder sister needed emergency life-saving surgery.
Edohasim had denied causing death and serious injury to his children by dangerous driving but a jury at Manchester Minshull Street Crown Court last month found him guilty of the offence and he was sentenced accordingly.
The defendant claimed his brakes had failed, while he was on speed, but experts who examined his Toyota Auris said it was at 100% acceleration and the brakes were off at the time of the collision, said Greater Manchester Police (GMP).
Chizoro Edohasim, of Huntspill Road, has also been been banned from driving for five years.
Following sentencing, Brian Orr of GMP’s serious collision investigation unit said:
“This was a very tragic case. This family have been ripped apart by the stupidity of their father and his little girl has lost her life due to his dangerous driving. He will have to live with that guilt for the rest of his life, knowing that he killed his own daughter.”
Simon Russell Flint QC, defending, said his client would “continue to suffer, whatever the sentence imposed by the court, long after that sentence has expired”.
He added not a moment had passed since the day of the crash that Edohasim “hasn’t thought of what happened”.
The medical research doctor is also likely to be suspended by the General Medical Council (GMC).
Earlier in the hearing, one of the road users at the time of the accident, Nicholas Gee told the court Chizoro Edohasim, of Huntspill Road, Altrincham, was driving like a “lunatic” as he headed towards him in a “reckless and suicidal” way.