Woman Crushed by Train Identified as Selimota Suleiman, an NTA Staff
…Buried according to Islamic rites
The Spokesperson of the Federal Capital Territory Police Command, DSP Josephine Adeh said the Police have commenced investigation into the incident that led to the death of Selimota Idowu Suleiman, a staff of Nigeria Television Authority (NTA), Channel 5, Area 10, Garki Abuja.
A Kaduna-bound train Thursday morning had crushed Selimota to death, in her car, at the Chikakore axis of Kubwa in Abuja.
The FCT Police had confirmed the incident in a statement.
A statement by Adeh said, “Investigation has commenced by the railway division having jurisdiction over the track. Findings and safety tips already existing will be reiterated to ensure a non-repeat of the incident shortly.
“Upon receipt of the information crime scene investigators attached to the Byazin Divisional Police Headquarters drifted swiftly to the scene, took charge of the situation, where the victim was confirmed dead by a medical practitioner on the ground.
“FCT Police Command is aware of the unfortunate incident of Rail/ motor fatal accident that happened at Chikakore axis in the Kubwa Area council of the FCT,” the statement reads.
Until her death, late Selimota was a Principal Accountant with the Finance Department with NTA.
She was said to be on her way to the office when she met her untimely death.
An eye witness said that the incident occurred about five minutes to the Kubwa Train Station, while Selimota, who was driving in her private vehicle attempted to cross the rail line as the Abuja-Kaduna train was coming on high speed.
Late on Thursday, NTA identified the victim as its worker. In a post by the NTA on its verified Twitter Page Thursday evening, the television station revealed the victim’s name as Selimota Idowu Suleiman, who, until her death, worked at the Channel Five station of the NTA in Abuja. The deceased was on her way to work when the train crushed her in her vehicle. She was buried on Friday December 16 according to Islamic rites.