Following the story reported by Forefront News on Sunday, the identity of the driver that led to the death of three persons and three others seriously injured in Mararaba Akunza area of Lafia, the Nasarawa State capital has been unveiled.
He is Khalid Al-makura, the son of Governor Umaru Tanko Al-makura of Nasarawa state. Khalid identified as a habitual hit and run driver was believed to be coming from a local Hausa club ”Lancika” when as a result of over speeding he crashed into six persons which led to the immediate death of three persons on the spot. The accident also left three other persons seriously injured and presently receiving treatment in Chida Crescent Hospital, Abuja.
Forefront News gathered that before the latest accident, Khalid a graduate of Nasarawa State University, Keffi was described by many as serial hit and run driver that led to the death of about four victims in the last three years in two different accident.
For instance, in March 2017, Khalid killed a JSS 2 student of Science Secondary School Lafia, when he drove and ram into the school gate on high speed at about 7.30pm exactly the same time the latest incident also occurred.
Even though, he was arrested and arraigned before a Magistrate court for the killing of the JSS 2 Student, he was later released and allowed to go about his normal life.
Members of the Lafia community are now showing concern over the refusal of security agencies particularly the police and Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC), to put a stop to the ugly trend by the son of the number one family in order to prevent further lost of innocent lives.
A dependable source told Forefront News that Governor Al-makura has placed Khalid on serious checks and has directed that no vehicle should be allowed to be kept in his custody to prevent further backlash against the first family of Nasarawa State.
Another source also confided on our correspondent that Khalid is presently in hiding to prevent any negation action against him by the father.
The police and FRSC in Lafia are still silent four days after the unfortunate accident.
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