From Wedding Ceremony To Grave Yard: Horrible Day In Bauchi As Nineteen People Die In Road Accident

It was a horrible day in the ancient city of Jigawa as a fatal accident has been reported to have claimed a total of nineteen people who were returning from a wedding.

The police in Jigawa state gave this report.

The nineteen persons were returning from a wedding ceremony in Bauchi State lost their lives in a road accident in Jigawa State on Tuesday, the Police have confirmed.

According to Abdul Jinjiri, spokesman of the Police in Jigawa, the 18-seater bus conveying 40 women and children lost control when its front tyre burst, causing it to skid off the road and eventually burst into flames.

Jinjiri said the crash happened in Gwaram Sabuwa, a village around 100 kilometres from the state capital Dutse.

He said while 19 people died, the remaining 21 sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital for treatment.



As Court Remands 27 Year Old For Stealing Phone

A Senior Magistrates’ Court in Ilorin, on Wednesday, ordered that a student, Olaiya Wasiu, 27, be remanded in prison for stealing two cellphones from his fellow students.

The police charged Wasiu with two counts of criminal conspiracy and armed robbery.

The Senior Magistrate, Mr Abdulrahman Bello, ordered that Wasiu, who resides in Ogidi area of Ilorin, Kwara, be remanded in Oke-Kura Prison yard.

Bello adjourned the case until May 6, for further mention.

Earlier, the Prosecution Counsel, Insp Folorunsho Zacheous, told the court that on April 4, two students, Oladunjoye Olamide and Akinkuotu Jolajesu, both of Al-Hikmah University, Adewole area, Ilorin reported the case at Adewole Division Police station.

Zacheous alleged that the accused, armed with a knife, broke into the complaints’ hostel and stole a Samsung and Techno K7 phones, valued at N95,000.

He told the court that after the robbery, the accused allegedly locked the complainants inside their room and threatened to kill them except their parents, whom he contacted on phone, paid two million Naira ransom.

“The parents of the complainants informed the police at Adewole Division, who swung into action and arrested the accused.

He said that the offence contravened the provisions of sections 6(B) and 1(2) of robbery and firearms act.

Source: Sahara Reporters, Tribune

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