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Two policemen dead, many injured as truck crashes into Adams Oshiomhole’s convoy

Valentine Chinyem



The convoy of former National Chairman of the All Progressives Congress (APC) Adams Oshiomhole, was involved in an accident today.

The accident which left two policemen dead and several others injured, took place along the ever busy Benin bye-pass in Edo State.

A truck was said to have rammed into the middle of the convoy while the former Edo State governor was going to a political rally in Usen, Ovia South-East Local Government Area.

Following the accident, governorship candidate of the APC in the state, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, suspended all his campaign acitivities, saying it was a ploy to kill the former governor.

He said, “I wish to send my deepest sympathies to families, friends, and all who knew the two exceptional policemen we lost today in the tragic and disturbing crash involving the convoy of Comrade Adams Oshiomhole travelling with other leaders to a campaign event in Usen, Ovia South East LGA.

“We have since called off all campaign events scheduled for today and joined efforts with Comrade Adams Oshiomhole to ensure the best care for injured persons

“The circumstances of the crash were indeed curious and have left us deeply concerned, as the truck responsible for the crash, according to witness accounts of those in the convoy and other road users, appeared to have deliberately rammed into the convoy.

“While awaiting the conclusion of the investigation of the police in response to our petition, I urge our party followers across the state to remain calm and alert. May God rest the dead, amen.”