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Kid driver kills final year student, two others, flees

An underage  driver  has killed three persons in Gusau as a result of alleged reckless driving, the News Agency of Nigeria reports.

Confirming the incident in Gusau on Wednesday, the Police Public Relations Officer in Zamfara,  DSP Mohammed Shehu,  said the case was being investigated.

“The incident happened on Monday and the hit-and-run kid driver is yet to be arrested. Already,  we have gotten his details with the ongoing investigation,’’  he said.

Also speaking on the matter, the Public Relations Officer of the Federal Road Safety Commission in the state, Mr Nasir Ahmad,  said the command had  received information on the incident.

“We received the information after the victims had been evacuated by the police and so the issue is with the police now,’’  he said.

An eye witness, who pleaded anonymity, said the driver drove at a very high speed in a Mercedes Benz car on a busy road without caution.

The eye witness said the driver lost control of the car and  ran over his victims.

One of the victims was a female and a final year student at the state-owned School of Nursing and Midwifery.



About Lanre Oyetade

A multiple award winner in Economics and business journalism, Lanre Oyetade has served close to two decades in the media industry, spanning different notable stables, where he is privileged to have risen to the position of a title editor. A masters degree holder in Economics from the University of Lagos and doctoral student at the Babcock University, he is a winner of the prestigious NMMA Capital Market Award for two consecutive years (2004 & 2005), and was also a nominee for the body’s banking and finance and money market awards for two years. In 2013, he also won the Most Outstanding Business-Reporting Title Editor award of the National Institute of Marketing of Nigeria (NIMN). A minister in the LORDS’s vineyard, he has been an inspirational speaker and resource person at many corporate and religious fora since early 2004, and has so far authored three books on the capital market; on personal effectiveness, and on personal finance, in 2008 and 2014, respectively.