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Several Policemen Feared Dead As Gambari, Fashola And Ngige’s Convoy Crashes




At least four policemen have been confirmed dead after the convoy of Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; and Minister of Labour and Employment, Christ Ngige crashed in Delta State.

The incident happened during the inspection of a bridge in Asaba, Delta State on Tuesday, March 8, after the driver lost control of the vehicle conveying security operatives and crashed into a deep pit.

An eyewitness, John Okorie told Punch that the vehicle conveying the victims was negotiating the bend leading to the construction site of the Second Niger Bridge at the Asaba when the accident occurred.

The police vehicle was also said to be speeding to meet up with the ministers’ vehicles when it veered off the road and crashed.

A driver was quoted as saying;


“The incident was very fatal.

“The policeman driver was speeding and while negotiating the bend because of the speed could not control the vehicle. They crashed into a deep pit. I was at the back of the convoy, driving slowly.

“With the help of other people, we rescued four of them but they were badly injured. They were shouting as the vehicle fell on them.”

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