Two policemen attached to former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress, Adams Oshiomhole, died in an accident involving some of the cars in his convoy in Edo state.
Oshiomhole’s convoy was on its way to join the APC campaign train for the September 19 Governorship Election when an articulated vehicle lost control and ran into his convoy near Oluku junction in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of the state.
A statement released by Oshiomhole’s media aide, Victor Oshoke, disclosed that two other persons sustained varying degrees of injuries in the accident.
“Some minutes after 12 pm today Tuesday, September 1, 2020, there was a motor accident involving the convoy of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole, along Benin-Lagos by-pass before Oluku junction.
We are sad to report that two police personnel in the Toyota Hilux truck lost their lives while two others are in critical condition receiving treatment at a hospital in the state. Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other persons in the convoy, apart from those indicated above, did not sustain any injuries.
While we pray for the quick recovery of the injured policemen, we extend our condolences to the families of the departed. The case was immediately reported at the Ekiadolor Police Station, and investigations are ongoing.” the statement read in part
Meanwhile the Edo State Governor Godwin Obaseki had through his media aide commiserate with Oshiomhole and his team for the incident.