… As NSCDC nabs peddler with 35kg of marijuana in Jigawa***
The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) in Bauchi State, has confirmed the death of six persons in a ghastly motor accident that occurred in Darazo Local Government Area of the state.
The Sector Commander, Mr Yusuf Abdullahi, who confirmed the accident on Thursday in Bauchi, said that eight others sustained injuries in the fatal crash.
He said the accident which occurred on Thursday along Darazo-Gombe road involved a Volkswagen commercial bus with the registration number KTG 950 ZZ and a Peugeot 406 car with number plate AKK 53 CB.
The sector commander said the accident involved 18 passengers, adding that four of the victims were unscathed.
Abdullahi simply identified the driver of the bus as Ahmad Umar, noting that his National Driver’s Licence with number IMT08976AA32 was retrieved from the scene of the crash.
“The total number of the people who lost their lives are six comprising five males and one female while the total number of those injured are eight including five males and three females.
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“The probable cause of the accident is speed violation,” he said.
Abdullahi further disclosed that the corpses and those injured had been refered to the General Hospital, Darazo for confirmation and medical attention.
The Sector Commander advised motorists to drive with care and observe traffic rules, stressing that the Corps would not relent in sensitising road users on the dangers of reckless driving.
In another development, the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) in Jigawa, says it has arrested a 30-year-old man with 35 kilogrammes of Cannabis.
The Spokesman of Corps, DSC Adamu Shehu, who confirmed the arrest in a statement in Dutse on Thursday, said the suspect was arrested following a tip off in Dutse, the state capital.
“The operatives of the Corps have arrested a suspected drug peddler aged 30, of Chadi quarters in Hadejia Local Government Area of the state, for alleged possession of substances suspected to be Marijuana.
“The suspect was arrested on July 16, on Kiyawa Road, near the NNPC Mega Station in Dutse metropolis following a tip off,” he said.
According to Shehu, operatives of the Corps acting on intelligence apprehended the suspect while conveying parcels of the substances concealed in ice cream.
He said the suspect was conveying the substances to Hadejia town to be sold during the just concluded Sallah festivities.
The Spokesman listed the subtances and other items recovered from the suspect to include 33 parcels of Marijuana, N12,300 cash, a motorcycle and an android phone among others.
Shehu said that preliminary investigation showed that the suspect purchased the items from his accomplice now at large.
“The suspect deposited N95,000 with the said peddler, promising to pay the balance of N155,000 after he sold the substances,” he said.
He said the suspect and the items would be handed over to the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for further investigation and prosecution.
Shehu further quoted the Commandant of the Corps, Mr Mustapha Talba, as lauding the effort of the surveillance officers that led to the arrest of the suspected peddler.
“The commandant equally called on the general public to assist security agencies in the fight against crimes by giving credible information on suspicious persons and movements in their communities.”