Kogi deputy governor unhurt in road accident


Mr. Yomi Awoniyi, the Deputy Governor of the central Nigerian state of Kogi on Sunday escaped unhurt in an accident which involved his convoy on the Abuja-Lokoja highway.

A statement by his Press Secretary, Mr Michael Abu, said an escort van in the convoy ran into two stationary vehicles which were involved in an earlier accident.

The affected vehicles, a Mercedes Benz jeep with Lagos registration number, YAB 966 AQ and a Honda Accord with Lagos registration number LND 742 BE had earlier collided before the van ran into them near Kwali.

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The statement which said the driver of the Honda Accord lost control while trying to overtake the Mercedes Benz added that Awoniyi, who was on his way to Lokoja after an official engagement in Abuja, escaped unhurt.

Abu disclosed that those in the escort van sustained minor injuries along with four policemen and were receiving treatment at the Kwali General Hospital and were responding to treatments.

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