A roadside orange seller was killed on Thursday by a high-speed convoy belonging to Kaduna State governor, Patrick Yakowa, the victim of a car carrying one of his commissioners.
And despite efforts to kill the story in the Nigerian media, an angry Kaduna resident who called SaharaReporters confirmed that the governor’s convoy not only killed the orange seller in a high-speed race in Kaduna town, but that the governor did not stop upon learning that his commissioner’s car was involved in the accident.
The source said, “It was Governor Yakowa’s convoy and their crazy speeding convoy, around Barnawa area in Kaduna that killed the innocent orange seller. The governor did not even cared to see for himself, rather only a car in the convoy that stopped to attend to the need. And we watched as the orange seller died. Everyday this convoy are harassing innocent users of our public roads, it is uncivil and inhuman as they always molest drivers.”
A security official in Kaduna, speaking on condition of anonymity, confirmed to SaharaReporters that the commissioner involved was Alhaji Suleiman Richifa, the Commissioner of Works and Transport.