Former CJN Mohammed has lost a wife and a driver to auto crash
The accident occurred while they were travelling along Abuja-Kaduna road on Tuesday, May 29. Mohammed’s driver AbdulRauf Salami was said to have been working with him since his appointment as a High Court judge 25 years ago The immediate past Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, has lost one of his wives and driver in an auto crash. The Nation reports that the wife, identified as Hadiza Mahmud Mohammed and the driver, Abdulrauf Salami died on the spot in the accident that occurred while they were travelling along Abuja-Kaduna road on Tuesday, May 29.
NAIJ.com gathered that a source close to the family told the Nation that other occupants of the vehicle – a Toyota Land Cruiser – including the ex-CJN’s second wife and a family member sustained injuries, but are now being attended to in a medical facility in Kaduna. It was learnt that the late Salami had been Justice Muhammed’s driver for over 25 years now, since his appointment as a High Court judge. The cause of the accident, the family source said, is yet to made public by relevant authorities, including the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC). Some of the ex-CJN’s colleagues and other judicial officers, both serving and retired, are said to have visited his family house in Kaduna to commiserate with him and other members of his family. The executive secretary of the National Judicial Council (NJC), Ahmed Gambo Saleh, was said to have led some officials of the NJC, Federal Judicial Service Commission (FJSC), Supreme Court, among others on a condolence visit to the ex-CJN on Wednesday, May 30.
Meanwhile, It had been previously reported that CP Fatai Owoseni, the commissioner of police, Benue state command on Thursday, May 24, rescued 16 victims of a road accident which occurred along Gboko/Katsina-Ala road in Benue state.