A member of the House of Representatives, Hon Haruna Maitala, has died in a car crash.
It was gathered that the lawmaker representing the Jos North/Bassa Federal Constituency died in a road accident along Bade-Gitata road on Friday night on his way to Jos.
He was reportedly travelling for his wedding on Sunday in the company of his son, Jafaru, driver, and security aide. It was learned that the four died instantly in the accident.
The spokesperson of the deceased, Joseph Adudu, has confirmed his death in a statement, saying Maitala died shortly after he was rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC), Keffi, in Nasarawa state, around 11pm.
“This is to announce the death of Honourable Haruna Maitala which occurred yesterday, 2nd April, 2021 as a result of fatal car accident on his way to Jos from Abuja,” he said.
“Until his death, Haruna Maitala was the member representing Jos North/Bassa federal constituency in the National Assembly.
“He would be buried this morning according to Islamic rites. May God forgive his sins and grants him Aljanna fidau.”
Maitala is now the fifth member of the House of Reps to have died in the ninth assembly.