The federal government in 2009 awarded the contract for the dualization of the Abuja – Kubwa expressway to ease the heavy traffic that has become a source of worry for road users plying that route. However, reckless driving on the part of motorists has turned the expressway into a death trap. MICHAEL OCHE writes on the new fearful trend.
It is now ‘one week one accident’ on the Abuja – Kubwa expressway or perhaps as a senior colleague puts it, ‘a smooth road to hell’. The Abuja – Kubwa expressway, still under construction, has become a death trap. It records several ghastly auto accidents almost on a daily basis with several deaths.
Last Tuesday at about 8:00pm, a red Honda prelude car somersaulted and fell into a ditch just in front of the MOPOL barrack in Dei-Dei. It took the quick intervention of passersby and other motorists to pull the driver and the lady occupants