Oshiomhole escapes death in Edo crash

Semiu Salami
Semiu Salami
Gov. Oshiomhole

Governor Adams Oshiomhole of Edo State on Saturday survived a motor accident at Ewu Village along the ever busy Benin-Auchi road in Edo State.

The accident occurred at about 9.45am on his way back to Benin City from his Iyamho Village, when a Peugeot J5 Bus filled with tomatoes and plantains apparently lost control and rammed into the Governor’s Flag Car from the opposite direction before swerving into a road side ditch.

Three vehicles in the Governor’s convoy were in front of the Governor’s Flag Car and had passed the Peugeot J5 Bus before it [J5 Bus] had direct impact with the Governor’s Car which had the Governor, his Aide-De-Camp [ADC] and his Driver as occupants.

The Governor’s Car was badly affected but no injuries were sustained by both occupants of the Peugeot J5 Bus and that of the Governor’s.

Our correspondent learnt that the Peugeot J5 Bus was following a truck that was descending the Ewu slope when it suddenly veered off into the Governor’s lane from the opposite direction.

A statement from the state government said that the incident has been reported to the Divisional Police Station at Ewu for further investigation.

“This is to assure all good people of Edo State that there is no cause for alarm. Their loving Comrade Governor is fine, hale and hearty as well as other occupants of the other affected vehicle. The Comrade Governor is wishing everyone a prosperous new year ahead,” the statement said.

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