Sad news reaching indicates the 2016 parliamentary candidate of the New Patriotic Party (NPP) in the Kumbungu constituency, Iddrisu Muktaru popularly known as DEMS has died in an accident.

The report says the motorbike which he was riding collided head-on with a stationary truck upon his return from Kumbungu on Saturday night.

We gathered that; the truck had been abandoned in the middle of the road without warning triangles.

He was said to have died on the spot and the motorbike damaged beyond repairs.

Family sources revealed that he was buried on Sunday February 10, 2019 in accordance with the Islamic custom.

His incident is one of the many accidents recorded in the area involving tipper trucks which has been a major source worry to city authorities over the wanton disregard for road traffic regulations by the tipper truck drivers.

You would recalled that early this year, a Tamale-based Radio Presenter, Mohammed Shamsudeen Rufai popularly known as DJ Fabregas was also crushed to death by a tipper truck.

The late Mohammed Shamsudeen Rufai was on a motorbike with a lady believed to be his girlfriend who survived on New Year dawn at Lamashegu a suburb of the Tamale Metropolis while he was returning home after the launch of a music album by one Kasi Survivor when the incident happened.

Tamale Metropolitan Chief Executive (MCE) Iddrisu Musah Superior in a post over the increasing causalities as a result of the recklessness of these tipper trucks said “The impunity on our roads is sickening! MMDCES must be bold to say NO to undue political interferences in the performance on thier jobs. Let's do what is lawful, right and necessary to save the people from being maimed.

The owner of the abandoned Tipper truck on the Kumbungu road which eventually cost the life of this fine soul must be prosecuted. I hope and pray, the Kumbungu District Assembly and the relatives of Dems will not live “everything to God”.