ive staff of the federal judiciary on Tuesday died in a road crash in Abuja while three others sustained serious injuries.
The staff includes three from the National Judicial Council (NJC) secretariat; and one each of the Supreme Court and Appeal Court.
The crash occurred at the Mpape junction bus stop along Kubwa Expressway where the staff were waiting for the staff bus.
Eye witnesses say the incident occurred when a female driver, who was on telephone, lost control and veered off the road killing the five on the spot. Three others are said to be unconscious.
A staff of the Supreme Court said funeral arrangements are being made for the Muslims among the dead, according to Islamic rites.
Spokesman of the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice Mahmud Mohammed, Isah Ahuruakah did not respond to inquiries.