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    Tuesday, 21 February 2017

    Auto-crash: Court adjourns Case against ‘drunk’ DSS operative

    A Magistrate Court 12 Daura Road, sitting in Kaduna on Monday, adjourned a criminal case between the Commissioner of Police and one Julius Johnson, a Department of State Services (DSS) operative. 

    The Police in Kaduna had arraigned the DSS operative before the magistrate court for driving a vehicle under the influence of alcohol, causing a fatal road accident.

    The DSS operative, Julius Johnson according to police prosecutor, Sergeant Nimze Hinga, had on 4th December, 2015 while driving his car along Constitution Road, Kaduna under the heavy influence of alcohol hit a Pontiac 2010 model car belonging to one Garba Ahmed.

    Service rifle of the DSS operative has been seized by the police pending determination of the case.

    The damaged vehicle was estimated to be repaired at the cost of over N470,000.

    The Chief Magistrate, Nasheed Abdullahi had earlier fixed the case for Monday, February 20, 2017 for the defendant defence.

    But due to the absence of counsel to the Plaintiff, Sadau Garba and that of the defendant, T.Y Luka, the Chief Magistrate, Nasheed Abdullahi adjourned the case to 6th, March 2017 for continuation of the case.

    Ahmed, owner of the damaged car said the DSS operative crashed and slept throughout the night of his arrest on a bench at Magajin Gari police station because of the heavy influence of alcohol.

    “He (DSS operative) only knew where he was the next day and was not even aware of his missing service weapon that is still with the Police.

    “My major concern now is that, he has refused to fulfil the written agreement of a N20, 000 monthly instalments for the repairs of my car.

    “I have reported the case to his State Director, yet no tangible measure has been taken against him,” he said.

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