A top Nigerian politician, Senator Ahmed Ogembe, has cheated death after he was involved in an auto crash which occurred on Abuja-Lokoja Road.
According to Daily Post, Sen. Ahmed Ogembe, the Senator representing Kogi Central on Friday survived an auto crash along the Abuja-Lokoja road on his way to Okene for elections.
Mr Duke Opeyemi, Special Adviser on Media and Publicity to the Senator, disclosed this in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lokoja. He said that the accident occurred at about 9 a.m on Friday, at Gegu community in Kotonkarfe LGA of Kogi state.
Ogembe is seeking re-election under the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) in the 2019 National Assembly election in Kogi central.
According to Opeyemi, his bulletproof car somersaulted several times, but the senator and other occupants of the vehicle came out alive and un-hurt.
The senator expressed gratitude to God for saving his life and that of the people with him. He prayed for more of God’s protection over his life, his family and the entire people of his constituents and Kogi state at large.
Recall that three persons were confirmed dead while 11 others sustained injuries in an accident involving a white Mazda bus and a Tipper at Sowo village on the Abeokuta- Sagamu/Interchange Expressway on Friday night.
Mr Babatunde Akinbiyi, the Spokesperson, Traffic Compliance and Enforcement Corps (TRACE) in Ogun, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abeokuta on Saturday. Akinbiyi stated that the accident occurred around 7:30pm on Friday and was caused by the Tipper driver who was making a U-turn before the commercial bus rammed into it.
“The commercial bus with registration number AAA-45 XS was loaded from Kuto park, Abeokuta, and was heading to Ketu, Lagos, through the Abeokuta-Kobape-Siun-Sagamu/Interchange Expressway when the accident happened.
“The Tipper with registration number XS 764-AGL caused the accident by making an illegal u-turn and wth no illumination (full light) to indicate a vehicle is making a U-turn, before the bus oncoming ram into it. A total number of 14 passengers were in the bus, eight female and six male. Three male died while eight female and three male sustained various degree of injuries,” he said.
The TRACE spokesperson said that the injured were receiving treatment at the Federal Medical Center, General Hospital, Ijaiye and Joseph/ Christianah Hospital, Oke-ilewo, all in Abeokuta. He added that the corpses of the deceased were deposited at the General Hospital, Ijaiye, Abeokuta, while the driver of the Tipper ran away.
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