Bride’s father, two others die in accident, mother hospitalized

The father of a newlywed lady who got married in Jos last Saturday and two other persons died on their return journey to Bauchi as they were involved in a fatal accident.

The deceased, Joseph Dadi (62); Gideon Ayuba (39) and Mrs Mary Goddy (31) died last Saturday in a lone crash, which occurred less than 30 kilometres away from Bauchi metropolis.

The bride’s mother, Mrs Paulina Dadi, who was in the Prado Jeep driven by Ayuba, was said to have been injured in the accident and is receiving treatment at the Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University Teaching Hospital (ATBUTH), Bauchi.

Dadi, a retired Personal Assistant to the Executive Secretary of Tertiary Education Trust Fund (TETFund), Professor Elias Bogoro, was until his death, a board member, Bauchi State Christian Pilgrims Welfare Board.

While Ayuba until his death was the personal driver to the Special Adviser on Legal Matters to Bauchi State governor, Barrister Kefas Magaji, Goddy was a staff member of SEDO Microfinance Bank, Bauchi.

However,  on Wednesday as family members, friends and sympathisers converged on the Church of Christ in Nations, LCC Millennium Quarters in Bauchi for the funeral service of the deceased.

Speaking at the service, Bauchi State Commissioner for Agriculture, Mbami Tula, who led the state government’s delegation, while extending Governor Bala Mohammed’s condolence to the bereaved families, said, “The governor has asked us to extend his condolences to the families of the deceased. Death is inevitable for everyone but how we die differs.

“And because of this, in every situation we find ourselves, we should give thanks to God because He allowed it to happen.

“For the people of Bogoro and Tafawa Balewa, these are great deaths for us to lose three people at a time, it is not easy. For the close relations of these deceased, only God will comfort you.

“Anywhere such things happen, the government is always with the people because they placed the government in power.”


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