Police arrest hit-and-run driver who killed KAROTA

By Nazifi Dawud

Police personnel attached to Operation Puff Adder have finally arrested a killer driver who crushed an official of the Kano Road Traffic Agency (KAROTA) while he was trying to remove a number plate from the suspect’s vehicle.

Kano Focus recalls that 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, the driver pressed the accelerator and crushed Mr Adamu to death before speeding off.

The incident occurred on October 29, 2019 at Dakata in Nasarawa local government area of Kano state.

However, the suspect, Alkasim Hussain, was captured at Farm Centre area of Kano city, where he had been hiding since committing the crime.

Police spokesperson, Abdullahi Haruna, told journalists on Friday that Mr Hussain, 27, is originally a resident of Unguwa Uku in Tarauni local government of Kano.

Mr Kiyawa, a deputy superintendent of police, said the Puff Adder squad led by SP Daniel Itse Amah, was able to recover the vehicle with which the suspect committed the crime.

“The suspect used a Peugeot 307 saloon car with registration number Lagos HZ 998 EKY to run over the deceased,” he said.

On his part, the suspect Mr Hussain, admitted committing the crime saying he did not intentionally run over the KAROTA official.

He also claimed that he was a mechanic and that the vehicle was given to him by its owner for repairs.

The suspect added that he did not tell the vehicle’s owner that he had committed a crime with his car.

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