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Police investigate multiple fatal accident in Abuja

A tragic car accident occurred in the Dutse district of the FCT, and the FCT Police Command has opened an inquiry.

The unfortunate multiple-motor vehicle collision that took place on Saturday at about in Dutse Baupma was reported by the command through its spokesperson, SP Josephine Adeh, with great sadness.

The victims were brought to Kubwa General Hospital for immediate medical assistance after getting a distress call from a worried resident close to the Tipper Garage.

“Unfortunately, the attending doctor has confirmed that three valuable lives have been lost. The victims have been named as Hosea Stehen, a 34-year-old man from EFAB Metropolis Estate, Karasana, Abuja; Muhammad Lawal, a 32-year-old man from Jere, Kaduna State; and Bashir Shaibu, a 25-year-old man, also from Jere, Kaduna State.

“Our thoughts and condolences go out to the grieving families and loved ones during this incredibly difficult time.

“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.

“Furthermore, four vehicles involved in the accident have 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.

“It is worth noting that a Toyota Jeep with registration number BWR 468 CD, believed to belong to a Department of State Security officer, was taken from the scene by DSS Personnel from Ushafa, Abuja. The driver of the vehicle has been identified as David C.Y Audu, a male resident of Ushafa.

“The FCT Police Command urges the public to remain calm and patient as we 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.

“We will continue to provide timely updates on any further developments related to this case.”