Nasarawa Varsity Calls For Prosecution Of Driver Who Killed 200-Level Student

Nasarawa Varsity Calls For Prosecution Of Driver Who Killed 200-Level Student

By David Christopher, Lafia

The Management of Nasarawa State University, Keffi (NSUK),has called on the Nigeria Police to ensure that a driver who killed one of their students  who was going to write her examinations in the school campus on Wednesday as a result of recklessness did not go unpunished rather should be proscuted to serve as deterrent to other drivers.

The university management who spoke to pressmen on the issue through the Dean Students Affairs of the institution, Dr. Abdullahi Modibbo on Thursday in his office, condoled with the family of the late Adama Abdulrahaman a two hundred level student of the department of Mass Communication.

Dr. Modibbo said, since the ongoing dualization of the Keffi-Abuja federal highway, the management has made several efforts to ensure the construction of speed pumps are being put in place by the concern authorities, but to no avail, describing the dead of the female student as painful to both her parents, management and students of the university.

“It is unfortunate that both the management and the students union government of this university are not happy with what happened that led to the dead of one of our female students by name Adama Abdulrahaman a two hundred level undergraduate with the department of Mass Communication who was going to write her examinations and was killed by a reckless driver who abandoned his way and was following one way.

“With the dualization of this highway, the management of this university alongside the SUG have expressed concern right from last year about the impending danger of crossing from the other end to the campus. The management has even given the approval for speed pumps to be constructed, but due to due-process from the concern authorities it not yet done.

He however, said with the current accident, they met with the relevant agencies including the Federal Road Safety Corps which they promised to start the said speed pumps from next week.

On their parts, the Information Protocol Officer of the university Mr. Ibraham Ekpo and the Students Union Government President Comrade Ayenajem Jonathan Gbefwi,stated that the management of Nasarawa State Unibersity has received with deep shock and sadness the passing away of Ms. Adama Abdulrahman, a 200-level student of the Department of Mass Communication.

“Management of the University under the leadership of Professor Suleiman Bala Mohammed wishes to commiserate with family, friends, entire students and close associates of the late Adama on this painful and unfortunate incident that took her life in her prime.

” The management also wishes to reiterate that it is taking every measure possible to ensure the safety of students so that such an unpleasing incident does not happen again, furthermore, management will follow up with the law enforcement agents to see that the culprit behind this accident will be made to face the full wrath of the law so as to serve as a deterrent to anybody that will commit such an offense.

“Management while urging students to remain calm and steadfast wishes to assure them that safety measures to regulate speed by motorists along the University corridor are being put in place by the relevant authorities” Mr. Ekpo stated.

AljazirahNigeria revealed, that the students of the university embarked on a protest as a result of the said accident by blocking the the keffi/Akwanga highway, resulting to holding commuters playing the route hostage for about four hours.

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