Yusuf Buhari’s Bike Crash: Report indicts DSS for negligence
Initial reports on the cause of the power bike crash involving Yusuf, the son of President Muhammadu Buhari, tend to indict the Department of State Security for official negligence and unprofessional conduct.
Earlier, President Muhammadu Buhari had expressed anger and misgivings regarding the role of the security details attached to Yusuf.
President viewed it as sheer act of negligence insisting that if the DSS details attached to Yusuf were vigilant they could have prevented him from riding the auto bike in the night and far away from the precinct of the presidential villa.
According to sources in the presidency the claim that the DSS operatives attached to Yusuf were present at the scene of the crash was totally false and devoid of any iota of truth. Adding that, they were not around the axis of the crash. “They said they were trailing him in their vehicle, but reports of the findings showed nothing of sort.
“How can they follow him in the comfort of their vehicle that is armour-plated when the young man is on a motorcycle devoid of any physical protection and vulnerable to other elements on the high way and even sniper,” the report maintained.
The sources informed Abuja Chronicle that the DSS details were suspended, pending the conclusion of the investigation.
Apart from the dent in DSS’s sincerity, the findings indicate that it was police contingent on special duty from Rivers State that first arrived the scene of the crash followed immediately by the personnel of Federal Road Safety Corp.
The FRSC decided to evacuate the victims to Cedercrest Hospital Gudu, because most complicated accident cases and crashes are handled there.
At that point in time the identity of the victims, Yusuf Buhari and Bashir Gwandu were not known.
After their identities were established that was when the news was conveyed to the villa.
On December 26, President Muhammadu Buhari’s son, Yusuf, was involved in a ghastly power bike accident in the Gwanripa area of the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
Yusuf broke a limb and had an injury to the head. He has undergone surgery at a Cedar Crest Hospital, Abuja. He is now in stable condition.