Three Die,  Four Injured in Abuja Fatal Crash

Israel Adeleke

The Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Police Command on Saturday, have confirmed a multiple-vehicle accident that claimed the lives of three men, but injured four people, two females and two males in Abuja.

The Police Public Relations Officer of the command, SP Josephine Adeh, in a statement, noted that, the incident occurred around 12:30 pm in Dutse Baupma.

The statement read: “Regrettably, we confirm the loss of three precious lives, as confirmed by the attending doctor. The deceased have been identified as follows: Hosea Stehen, a 34-year-old male from EFAB Metropolis Estate, Karasana, Abuja; Muhammad Lawal, a 32-year-old male from Jere, Kaduna State; and Bashir Shaibu, a 25-year-old male, also from Jere, Kaduna State.”

“Additionally, four individuals involved in the accident are currently receiving medical treatment at Kubwa General Hospital. They are Maria Ibeku, a 21-year-old female; Ebuka Eleodimuo, a 38-year-old male; Joy Adebayo, a 36-year-old female; and Bashir Haruna, a 25-year-old male. These individuals hail from Mbouko Village, Dutse, and Karasana Village in Abuja.”

“Upon receiving a distress call from a concerned citizen near the Tipper Garage, our dedicated traffic personnel promptly responded and rushed the victims to Kubwa General Hospital for urgent medical attention.”

Adeh added that four vehicles involved in the accident had been “safely secured at the police station”.

“They include a Black Toyota Camry with registration number YAB 355 AH, a Toyota Pilot (registration number unknown), a Truck (registration number unknown), and a Tricycle with registration number KUJ 571 VE,” she said.

According to her, a Toyota Jeep with registration number BWR 468 CD, believed to belong to a Department of State Security (DSS) officer, was taken from the scene by DSS personnel from Ushafa, Abuja.

The FCT Police Command however, urged the public to remain calm and patient as they conduct a thorough investigation into this unfortunate incident.

“We assure you that every effort is being made to ascertain the causes and circumstances surrounding the accident. The Commissioner of Police extends his deepest sympathies to the families, relatives, and loved ones of the deceased.”

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