Haruna Maitala, the lawmaker representing Jos North/Bassa Constituency of Plateau State in the House of Representatives, has died.
The lawmaker, 69, died on Friday evening in an auto crash alongside his son, aide and driver along the Kwoi-Kafachan-Jos road.
Abdulkadir Abubakar, a senior legislative aide to the lawmaker, who confirmed the accident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday, said Maitala was on his way to Jos from Abuja when the accident occurred.
“I am not familiar with the road but the accident occurred around Kwoi-Kafachan-Jos Road.
“He died alongside his son, his legislative aide and his driver.
“Their corpses were deposited at Kwoi General Hospital in the Jabba Local Government of Kaduna State.
“We are at the hospital preparing to take their corpses to Jos for burial,” Abubakar told NAN.
A source close to the family also told NAN that the lawmaker was on his way to Jos for his wedding slated to hold on Sunday.