An officer of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, only identified as Dickson, has died after crashing an escort motorbike in Abuja on Tuesday night.
According to Peoples Gazette, an official said the deceased, whose rank was not immediately clear, was on official duty leading the convoy of the NSCDC boss, Abubakar Audi when he rode into a culvert and died on the spot.
Audi was said to have just closed from work on Tuesday evening and was heading home when the tragedy struck at an intersection near his official residence in Abuja.
The NSCDC spokesperson, Sola Odumosu, who confirmed the incident said that members of the law enforcement unit have been mourning their colleague.
“It was an unfortunate incident that occurred this evening,” Odumosu said, adding that the matter was entirely an accident and no other motive was suspected.
Dickson was said to have attempted a stunt near a major intersection before his boss’ residence in Asokoro Extension, Abuja. After overshooting the intersection and attempting a U-turn to face the rest of the convoy, he missed the brakes and rammed into a concrete culvert at high speed, an official asserted presence at the scene told The Gazette.
Audi could not immediately provide comments as he was preoccupied with condolences over the deceased orderly, who left behind his wife and children.