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5 Mar 2018

Tragic As 13-Year-Old Dies Scrambling For Money Thrown At Crowd By Lawmaker

A young boy has died an unfortunate death after he was hit by a car while scrambling for money thrown at a crowd by a House of Representatives member.
A victim (File photo)
A 13-year-old boy, Bappah Adamu, has died while scrambling for money thrown at crowd near the Bauchi-Maiduguri highway, according to a report by DailyTrust.

It was gathered that the boy was knocked down by an oncoming vehicle while trying to get money thrown into the crowd by Halliru Jika, the House of Representatives member representing Ganjuwa/Darazo federal constituency.

The sad incident reportedly occurred at Konkiyel town when the lawmaker was leaving the town after visiting a project site he is executing in the town.

A source in Konkiyel town, Safiyanu Konkiyel, confirmed the incident adding that the lawmaker threw money into the air near the highway and people rushed to pick the Naira notes scattered on the road.

Police in Darazo cannot confirm the incidence when contacted on telephone saying ‎that the matter has not been reported to them.

A politician, Nasuru Darazo while speaking on the incident‎ said that he was aware that the lawmaker visited Darazo, Soro and Konkiyel on Saturday.  He however said that he is aware that the lawmaker was booed in Soro but cannot confirm the death of the 13-year-old boy in Konkiyel town.

"I was in Darazo yesterday because I went to see the work on Dapchari road and I was told that Jika has visited the three places. It is a fact that Jika has a penchant for throwing money into the air anywhere he goes. I was told that he did the same thing in all the three towns‎," he said.<div style="background-color: white; color: #000033; font-family: Verdana, Arial, Helvetica, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; font-weight: bold; line-height: 1.54; text-align: justify;">
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