A father of 30 children, Abdulsalam Ibrahim was crushed to death by a tipper truck at Ganaja Junction in Lokoja, the Kogi State capital
Corps Commander Stephen Dawulung, Kogi Federal Road Safety Corps, FRSC, Sector Commander, made this known to NAN in Lokoja on Monday, August 1, said the 60-year old commercial motorcyclist and his passenger died after the tipper truck rammed into them.
“The incident was tragic and very unfortunate,” he said.
“The accident was a case of hit and run because by the time we responded to the distress call to the area immediately it happened, the driver and the tipper were nowhere to be found.
“Eye witnesses told us that immediately the accident happened, the tipper driver zoomed off leaving the victims’ mangled bodies on the road for sympathisers,” he said.
He said that officers deposited the corpse of man at the Morgue of Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja, while that of the passenger was at Ankuri hospital morgue, Lokoja.
Dawulung urged motorists to always observe safety measures including speed limits.
Also speaking on the accident, Chairman, Kogi Motorcycle Riders’ Association, Musa Baba-Aliyu, said that the deceased rider was an indigene of Katsina and a bonifide member of the union.
Baba-Aliyu said that Ibrahim was trying to avoid hitting a commercial tricycle (Keke NAPEP) heading towards him from the opposite direction, when the sad incident happened.