The 32-year-old Bala, who is a trader, couldn’t have imagined his day would turn out the way it eventually did as he was allegedly pushed out of a moving car, after being drugged by a suspected one change gang. The incident occurred in Abaji, along the popular Abuja-Lokoja road.
The 32-year-old man was found lying unconscious at the roadside after being pushed from the moving vehicle
From what we learned, Abdulkareem Lukman Laruba Dida, who happens to be a witness, revealed that he saw the trader lying by the roadside, unconscious, at the Sabon-Tasha Junction on Sunday, 12 January.
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According to him, he decided to raise the alert by calling the attention of the FRSC special marshal that was at the junction at the time, controlling traffic. The FRSC officer later called his colleagues to take the victim in their patrol vehicle to the general hospital in the area.
Lukman said the victim informed the officials of FRSC, after gaining consciousness, of how he boarded a car from Calabar, Capital City of Cross River, to Yola, Adamawa and was shocked to find himself lying at the hospital in Abaji.
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CSP Umar Musa, the DPO of the Abaji Divisional Police, confirmed this incident and also revealed that the victim has been released from the hospital after gaining consciousness.
According to the DPO, the victim trades in palm oil and he boarded a Golf car by the roadside after his palm oil had been conveyed by truck to Yola. The trader was however drugged and relieved of his valuables by this suspected once chance gang.
“So we were able to establish contact with the union of palm oil sellers in Calabar, who identified the victim before transport money was sourced for him to meet up with his goods,”
CSP Musa however implored travelers to avoid boarding vehicles by the roadside on the highway to avoid falling victim to such.
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