Couple, one other killed in Bauchi motor accident

The Bauchi State Sector Command of the Federal Roads Safety Corps (FRSC) has confirmed the death of three people including a couple in an automobile crash that occurred on Friday afternoon.

The couple – a pastor and his wife – were said to be working with a private company, Gino Company, and were travelling to Azare, headquarters of Katagum local government area of Bauchi State for promo activation when the accident happened along the ever-busy Bauchi-Darazo-Maiduguri road in the state.

The FRSC Sector Commander in the state, Yusuf Abdullahi, who confirmed the crash to our correspondent said that it occurred at exactly 2.34 pm on Friday along Darazo-Kari road, about 21 kilometres away from the Darazo FRSC office.

Abdullahi said that the crash involved a red Citroen Wagon with registration number BAU 569 AA which was driven by Moses Kefas, adding that the crash was caused by wrongful overtaking.

The Sector Commander added that “the driver overtook a vehicle and after he went back to his lane, he lost control and then veered off the road and crashed,” adding that the victims were conveyed to General Hospital Darazo for medical attention where they were confirmed dead.

He further said that the sum of N21,000 cash was recovered from the scene of the crash, assuring that the money will be handed over to the family of the owner as soon as he/she is identified.



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