April 07, 2017

Reckless Bullion Van Kills 2, Injures JAMB Candidates

A bullion van belonging to a commercial bank has killed two persons and injured three prospective JAMB candidates waiting for their PIN number at a Skye Bank branch in Lafia.

An eyewitness said the incident occurred at about 3pm on Tuesday when the driver of the van said to be on top speed lost control of the Toyota Hilux pick-up van and rammed into a commercial motorcycle rider conveying a candidate.

The witness said that the van driver was eating while driving when the accident occurred.

He said, “The vehicle crushed the okada rider, his passenger and then knocked down three other persons standing along the road. The okada rider died on the spot while the JAMB candidate later died the same day at about 6pm at the Dalhatu Araf Specialist Hospital where she was rushed to for treatment.”

One of the victims, who spoke to Northern City News on his sickbed, Mr. James Chima, said he was rescued from under the van after it knocked him down.

“I was standing by the roadside beside the Skye Bank premises when suddenly a police van rammed into me and I found myself under the vehicle,” he narrated.

Another eyewitness, whose sister was hit by the van, said he narrowly escaped being hit by the vehicle which he said was on a high speed.

“I was with my sister, Aisha Ikpanago, who had just completed her JAMB registration process in Skye Bank and we were discussing when suddenly the police vehicle knocked her down and hit other prospective JAMB candidates,” he said.

Ikpanago could not speak when she was visited in the hospital as she was in pain.

The police spokesman in the state, DSP Idrisu Kennedy, confirmed the incident, but noted that the vehicle involved in the accident belonged to a bank and not the police.

"The driver is an employee of the bank and most of the bullion vans are properties of the banks."

Kennedy said investigation had commenced into the accident.

12 comments:

Sunshow said...

God have mercy

abdulrasaq abdulrafii said...

Too bad RIP

godwin progragrammer said...

so sad, RIP!

I. C Bruno said...

So sad

Rasheed Lawal said...

RIP

Austine Gabriel said...

Too bad

Nasiru Adoke said...

what stupid driver is that to have been eating speed and driving at the same time..is he vin diesel! they should compensate the injured and dead peoples families for his reckless act..nonsense

Anurika Onwu said...

Most of this bullion van drivers always drive as if the road is meant for them alone

inumidun said...

So pathetic..

Ay360 said...

I dnt knw 4 all dis reckless drivers

Queen Abiodun Ogunnika said...

Rest in peace

okorochas justin said...

Haba...

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