The eldest son of the Sultan of Sokoto, Usman Sa’ad Abubakar, in person of Amir has been involved in a terrible car accident after he was reportedly driving at a very high speed around 12 noon within the Sokoto Airport, in an area called ‘Bado’.
According to a report by Sahara Reporters, Khalifa Maccido, son of Aliyu Macciddo, and another girl were with him in the car when the accident occurred. Witnesses at the scene of the crash said Amir had been drunk while driving, and that a bottle of Benelyn Codeine syrup was found in the car.
While he was being taken to the hospital, officials of the Sultanate Council were reportedly seen removing the Sultanate council plate number from the car so as not to expose the Sultanate Council. SaharaReporters contacted Faruku Ladan Ddaji, Secretary of the Sultanate, but he said he couldn’t confirm as he was out of town.
Amir, believed to have been dismissed from a UK school due to his drunkenness, was seen earlier on Sunday leaving a guest house with the girl and his friend Khalifa. He was taken to the Usman Danfodio Teaching Hospital, where he has been unconscious.