KAROTA officer crushed to death by runaway motorist

By Mukhtar Yahya Usman

A personnel of the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) has been crushed to death after a motorist who resisted arrest ran over him and fled.

Witnesses said the deceased, Tijjani Adamu, 27, had entered the offender’s car after arresting him for beating traffic, but alighted to remove the vehicle’s front number plate.

At that moment, it was learnt that the driver pressed the accelerator and crushed Mr Adamu before speeding off.

Kano Focus reports that the incident occurred on Tuesday evening at Dakata in Nasarawa local government area of Kano state.

KAROTA spokesperson Nabulisi Abubakar Kofar- Naisa told Kano Focus that the hit-and-run driver killed Mr Adamu because he had insisted on taking the offender to the traffic office.

He added that while the motorist was still at large, the body of the victim has been deposited at Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital for further investigation before eventual release for burial.

He said the agency has informed the Kano Police in order to track down and arrest the suspect.

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