A accident involving two Camry cars, 1999 and 2000 models, occurred in Abuja at the early hours of today (Saturday). Two persons, a SAS police officer and a woman were killed in the accident which occurred on Gwarinpa Expressway. The driver of the second vehicle was, however, rushed to a nearby hospital, but in a critical condition.
Daily Post reporter who was at the scene of the accident around 6.45pm, gathered that the SAS police officer (Name withheld) believed to have been drunk and allegedly on drug was making a U-turn on the expressway in a ‘penciled light’ Camry car, with registration number- KEM 199 NP, when the oncoming vehicle rammed into him in high speed, leaving him and a lady in front of the second vehicle dead.
During evacuation of the dead bodies from the two vehicles that were completely damaged, more than 10 packets of a powerful drug, Ultram (Tramadol) were recovered from the vehicle of the SAS officer. Also recovered were some empty and yet-to-be- consumed bottles of hot drinks.
An eyewitness who does not want his name in print, said that the officer was very wrong, as he did not watch very well before making the U-turn.
He said: “Look at this place, is this even the right place to make a U-turn? This a highway and for Christ sake, the oncoming vehicle couldn’t have controlled the speed it was coming with. I saw it. I think the man was drunk…”