Adams Oshiomhole, the former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC), has escaped death in a car crash on Tuesday. However, two policemen attached to his convoy were confirmed dead.
The accident happened when an articulated vehicle lost control and ran into the Oshiomhole’s convoy near Oluku junction in the Ovia North-East Local Government Area of Edo State.
Oshiomhole was on his way to Usen, to join the APC campaign train for the September 19 Governorship Election. This led to the party candidate’s, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, calling off his rally.
A statement signed by Oshiomhole’s media aide, Victor Oshoke, read in part “Some minutes after 12pm on 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.”
It confirmed that “Oshiomhole and other persons in the convoy did not sustain any injuries” and that the case was has been reported at the Ekiadolor Police Station and investigations are ongoing.