Emir of Kano’s convoy involved in accident

Aminu Ado Bayero

A vehicle rammed into one of the cars in the convoy of emir of Kano Aminu Ado Bayero along Dangi road while the convoy was on its way to the palace, police said on Sunday.

The emir was returning to the palace after attending a function before the last car in his convoy was hit from behind.

Giving details of the incident, Kano police spokesperson Abdullahi Haruna told the news media that what happened was contrary to rumour that the emir’s convoy was attacked.

“Incidentally, when the Emir’s convoy was coming from Zaria road heading to the palace, with the siren on, all other vehicles stopped. However, the Emir’s convoy passed through the underpass of the interchange, Dangi road, hence, one of the vehicles earlier stopped tried to beat the mark, misjudging the last escort vehicle in the convoy.

“The vehicle, a Toyota Corrolla 2000 model, hit the rear vehicle in the last convoy and the driver of the Toyota was rushed to the Murtala Muhammad Specialist Hospital due to the injuries he sustained.”

It was gathered that the injured driver has been discharged from the hospital.