CITY NEWS Woman found dead in FRSC mar­shals Gwar­inpa ho­tel so­licit Abaji boss’ sup­port on high­way safety

Daily Trust - - NEWS - By Taiwo Adeniyi By Abubakar Sadiq Isah

The corpse of a woman sus­pected to be a com­mer­cial sex worker has been found in a guest house in Gwar­inpa.

Po­lice sources said the de­ceased had lodged in the guest house on Third Av­enue on Thurs­day with her friend but they stayed in sep­a­rate rooms.

A po­lice source said the owner of the guest house had re­ported at the po­lice sta­tion that the woman was found dead in her room on Sun­day morn­ing.

The Gwar­inpa Di­vi­sional Po­lice Of­fi­cer, CSP Nu­rud­deen Sabo, said avail­able record showed that the de­ceased was 35 years old. He iden­ti­fied her as Alia.

“A bot­tle of soft drink with half con­tent was found in the room and it was re­cov­ered for anal­y­sis. There was no mark of vi­o­lence on the body and the corpse was re­moved to Kubwa Gen­eral Hos­pi­tal for au­topsy,” he said.

He said in­ves­ti­ga­tion was on-go­ing and no ar­rest had been made. The FCT Com­man­der of the Spe­cial Mar­shals of the Fed­eral Road Safety Com­mis­sion (FRSC), Adaji Us­man, has urged Abaji Area Coun­cil chair­man, Al­haji Ab­dul­rah­man Ajiya, to sup­port the spe­cial mar­shals to­ward en­sur­ing safety of lives on the high­way.

Us­man, who spoke when he led other mem­bers of the mar­shals on a cour­tesy visit to the chair­man, said the ap­peal was nec­es­sary con­sid­er­ing the im­por­tance of Abuja-Lokoja ex­press­way.

“We feel that there is more that can be done by the FRSC to en­sure that san­ity is main­tained around your en­vi­ron­ment here,” he said.

Re­spond­ing, the coun­cil chair­man, Al­haji Ab­dul­rah­man Ajiya, said the role of spe­cial mar­shals and reg­u­lar mar­shals could not be overem­pha­sised since it is about lives.

He said his ad­min­is­tra­tion was ready to sup­port the spe­cial mar­shals in the course of their du­ties since it in­volved sav­ing lives on the high­ways.

The chair­man as­sured that the coun­cil would fa­cil­i­tate the pro­vi­sion of a driver’s li­cence of­fice in the area so that ve­hi­cle own­ers could eas­ily ob­tain li­censes.

“Most of the com­mer­cial driv­ers here don’t have driver’s li­cense, but at least, with the prox­im­ity and in­ter­me­di­ary in­volved that will now change for the bet­ter,” he said.

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