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