23 October 2012

Nigeria: Father's Car Crushes Son At Political Rally

Tragedy struck on Sunday evening when an official Hilux van assigned to the Local Education Authority (LEA) Secretary of Kwali council, Danlami Kakatsu, crushed one of his sons to death during a political rally in the area.

A witness said the incident happened at about 6: 34 pm, when executive members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the area rose from a meeting, after declaring the area to benefit from the zoning of the chairmanship slot.

He said while the PDP officials and their supporters were going from house to house to intimate members of the development, some supporters of the All Nigeria Peoples Party (ANPP) were also displaying on the roads with vehicles and motorcycles.

"In the process, a Hilux van assigned to the LEA secretary and driven by one Dan-Gwari, crushed the son of the secretary who was on a motorcycle," he stated.

He said the victim was taken to Kwali General Hospital and confirmed him death on arrival.

Our reporter gathered that policemen from Kwali Police Station were immediately invited by elders of the council after they sensed violence might breakout among the PDP and ANPP supporters, which led to some arrests.

When contacted, Kwali Divisional Police Officer, Umar Ozigi, confirmed the arrests of some supporters of ANPP and PDP, whom he accused of trying to incite violence in the council area.

He said those arrested have been charged to court.

The police officer also confirmed the death of the LEA secretary's son in an accident and said the police are still investigating the incident to ascertain the accident's cause.

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