The United States Embassy has confirmed that the convoy of former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, collided with a suburban jeep belonging to the mission on Monday.
The Senior Information Specialist in the embassy, Sani Mohammed, said local authorities had commenced investigation into the accident.
When asked about the condition of the driver and the vehicle involved in the crash, Mohammed said he did not know.
He said, “A US embassy vehicle was involved in the accident. We are staying in touch with local authorities who are investigating, but I don’t know the condition of the driver and the vehicle.”
The Head, Media Relations and Strategy, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bisi Kazeem, said seven adult males were involved in the crash, adding that three of them including Akpabio sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital.
“A suburban jeep and a Mercedes Benz SUV were involved in the accident; the suburban was towed to the embassy while the Benz SUV was towed to the Central Police Station. Our accident investigation team has already commenced investigation, so it is too early to know the cause of the accident,” he said.
However, Akpabio who suffered injury to his chest was discharged from the National Hospital Abuja yesterday evening. He was in the car with his driver when the incident occured, at Bolingo Junction close to Ship House in Abuja.