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The deceased had collided with an oncoming vehicle while trying to avoid a pothole.
The Soba Divisional Police Officer (DPO), SP Pam Moses, made the disclosure while speaking with newsmen on Tuesday in Soba, Kaduna.
Moses disclosed that one Alhaji Kabiru Garkuwan-Soba received the amount from the Police on behalf of the deceased’s family on September 7.
He said that on September 4, the police received a distress call on the accident and mobilised its personnel to the scene.
The DPO said preliminary investigations revealed that the deceased, who was returning from Zaria, collided with an oncoming vehicle while trying to avoid a pothole.
According to him, the deceased died on the way to the hospital while other victims of the accident are receiving treatment at Maihula Hospital, Soba.
Moses disclosed further that a good Samaritan who was at the scene of the accident recovered the money and other valuables of the victims before the arrival of the police.
He added that the police also released the vehicles involved in the accident to the victims.
Author: News Agency Of Nigeria Source: Pulse Nigeria
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