KEBBI: Court sentences driver to death for killing FRSC personnel


Court sentences driver to death for killing FRSC  personnel










A state high court seating in Birnin, Kebbi State has sentenced to death one Usman Aliyu, a reckless driver  popularly referred to as “Customer” who knocked to death, a Road Marshal Assistant (RMA III) Muhammad Babangida, a personnel of the Federal Road Safety Corps serving in Kebbi State Sector Command reportedly performing his statutory responsibilities.

According to a statement by the Corps Public Education Officer, Bisi Kazeem, the incident occurred along Ahmadu Bello Way in the state capital, Birnin, Kebbi, on  April 3, 2017.

Available reports have it that the driver, Usman Aliyu, drove a black Toyota Corolla saloon car with the registration number, KLG 342 AA on the said day and initially attempted to knock down Marshal Inspector (III) Abubakar Garba Abubakar of the same patrol team, but he narrowly escaped death.

Aliyu, thereafter recklessly headed for the deceased who he ensured he knocked down and killed.

The accused, who bagged a death sentence on Wednesday, October 4, 2018 was also reported to have absconded after killing his victim. However, he got arrested along Kalgo road by men of the Nigeria Police Force after intelligence tip off.

The Corps Marshal, Dr Boboye Oyeyemi earlier reacted to the incessant killing of FRSC personnel when he lamented that, the Corps has lost 74 personnel to reckless drivers in the last 18months.




@ Nigerian Tribune

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