An official of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, identified only as Dickson, has died after crashing an escort motorbike of the Commandant-General of the agency, Ahmed Audi, in Abuja on Tuesday.
Our correspondent gathered that the deceased was leading Audi’s convoy when he ran into a culvert and died on the spot.
An NSCDC source said, “The commandant-general had just closed from work on Tuesday evening and was heading home when the incident happened at an intersection close to his official residence in the Federal Capital Territory.
“Dickson was said to have attempted a stunt near a major intersection before Mr Audi’s residence at Asokoro Extension. After passing the intersection and attempting a U-turn to join the rest of the convoy, he missed the brakes and ran into a concrete culvert while on high speed.”
The corps spokesperson, Mr Shola Odumosu, described the incident as unfortunate.
He said, “It was an accident and we hope never to experience such again as we mourn Dickson’s demise.”