The family of 13-year-old Bappah Adamu will never forget how a supposedly good gesture by a lawmaker cost them their son.

Adamu was reportedly knocked down by a vehicle while trying to get some of the cash thrown by the member representing Ganjuwa/Darazo Federal Constituency of Bauchi State in the House of Representatives, Halliru Jika.

The incident was reported to have occurred at Konkiyel village when the lawmaker was leaving the town after inspecting a project.

A resident of the town, Safiyanu Konkiyel, said the sum was flung into the air near the highway and people rushed to pick the notes scattered on the road.

In the process of trying to get his share of the money, Bappah was hit by a vehicle.

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When contacted on the telephone, police officials in Darazo said they could not confirm the incident because it was not reported.

A politician in the area, who spoke to newsmen, however, said he was aware that the lawmaker visited Darazo, Soro and Konkyel on Saturday.

He said he was also aware that the lawmaker was booed in Soro but could not confirm the death of the 13-year-old in Konkiyel town.

But in a swift reaction, Jika said the death of the boy had nothing to do with his visit.

Jika, who spoke to a reporter on the telephone, said the boy was knocked down by a car about one hour after he left Konkiyel town.

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