NTA staff petitions police over son’s death in Katsina auto crash
The Zonal Director in charge of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Maiduguri, Borno State, Mr. Mohammed Abubakar, has petitioned the Katsina State Police Command, over the death of his son in an accident.
Abubakar lost his son, Al’Amin, in an accident, which occurred on September 5, after a Civilian JTF vehicle rammed into a tricycle in which the deceased was in.
In the petition, dated September 11, and signed on his behalf by Shafi’i Bara’u & Co of Ta-Dabo Chambers, Katsina, the zonal director alleged that the accident was caused by reckless driving and negligence.
Abubakar said he was traumatised and still in shock over the accident, which abruptly cut short the life of his son. The petition read in part: “On Tuesday, September 5, at about 2:00 p.m., the son of the complainant, now deceased, an Architectural Engineering student of Hassan Usman Katsina Polytechnic, and two others were in a tricycle.
“At Liyafa junction in Katsina, a white Toyota Hilux, with hidden plate number and in top speed, hit the tricycle from behind, and forcefully pushed them in a very tragic manner, which led to the death of Al Amin on the spot, while the other passengers were seriously injured, and taken to the General Hospital, Katsina.
“Since the burial, Abubakar said the culprit neither condoled with the deceased family, nor reported the incident to the police, although three unidentified persons visited the deceased and offered the sum of N100, 000.
“Sir, it is against this background that our client felt the culprit should be brought to book, showing they are not above the law.” When contacted, spokesperson for the state’s Police Command, Abubakar Aliyu, said he would look at the petition and respond appropriately.
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