A 27-year-old Kano Road Traffic Agency official, Tijjni Adamu, was on Tuesday crushed to death by a motorist, who was attempting to evade arrest, PM News reports.
The incident, according to an eyewitness, occurred on the Airport Road when the late Adamu was in the process of arresting the motorist for beating the traffic light.
In order to ensure that the motorist did not escape, the KAROTA official forced his way into the front seat of the vehicle and ordered him to drive to the agency’s head office on the Club Road, an order the motorist resisted.
Following the resistance, the KORATA official disembarked and went to the front of the vehicle and began to remove the number plate.
“While he was busy dismantling the number plate, the angry driver crushed the KAROTA official in the process,” the eyewitness narrated.
He added that good Samaritans in the area and the colleagues of the late KAROTA official rushed him to a nearby hospital, where he was pronounced dead on arrival.
In the ensuing confusion, the motorist escaped and had not been arrested as of the time of filing this report.
The Public Relations Officer of the agency, Nabilusi Kofa Na’sa, who confirmed the incident, stated that the matter had been reported to the police, who promised to investigate it and spread their dragnet to arrest the fleeing driver and bring him to justice.
The spokesman for the Kano State Police Command, DSP Abdullahi Haruna, who confirmed the incident, said the outgoing Commissioner of Police, Ahmed Iliyasu, had ordered a discreet investigation into the incident and ordered his men to ensure the arrest and prosecution of the fleeing driver.
Meanwhile, Adamu’s remains have been laid to rest in accordance with Islamic injunctions.