Policeman killed as car falls off bridge


A black Honda saloon car, with registration number CY 691 LND, on Tuesday fell off a bridge near Wuse Market, Abuja, killing the driver on the spot.

The car knocked off the concrete embankment on the bridge before crashing into the ravine below. The impact tore the car into pieces, leaving the engine separated from the car-frame.

Divisional Traffic Officer at Wuse Police Station, Kassim Yusuf, confirmed the death of the driver who, he said, was a police corporal at the FCT command.

“His name is Isah Obadiah, a corporal with the Special Anti Robbery Squad of the FCT Command. He closed from duty and was heading home when the accident occurred,’’ Yusuf said.

The corpse has been deposited at the Wuse General Hospital mortuary.

Mr. Yusuf, who said the cause of the accident was not yet known, said the body of the driver was flung out of the car. The Deputy Director of Operations, Road Traffic Services, in Abuja, Yusuf Clark, however said that the accident might have occurred due to over-speeding.

“He must have skidded as a result of over speeding; I believe he was moving at more 100 km per hour,’’ Mr. Clark added.


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