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A member of the House of Representatives, Hon Haruna Maitala (APC, Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency), his son, Jafaru, a legislative aide and his driver have all perished in road crash, Friday night, a source close to the lawmaker confirmed this morning, Saturday, April 3.
A highly competent grapevine told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the lawmaker and the three others died in an auto crash late Friday evening.
Mr Abdulkadir Abubakar, Senior Legislative Aide to the lawmaker also confirmed that Maitala, along with the others, was on his way to Jos from Abuja when the accident occurred.
“He died alongside his son, his legislative aide and his driver.
“Their corpses were deposited at Kwoi General Hospital in the Jabba Local Government of Kaduna State.
“We are at the hospital preparing to take their corpses to Jos for burial,” Abubakar told NAN.
A source close to the family also told NAN that the lawmaker was on his way to Jos for his wedding slated to hold on Sunday, April 4.
Hon Maitala’s death comes barely a month after another lawmaker, Yuguda Killa, from Jigawa State, passed on, just as he is the third federal lawmaker to die this year.
In all, about ten federal lawmakers have died since the inauguration of the ninth assembly in 2019. (NAN)