Abia gov's wife's convoy in fatal auto crash as 2 aides dead, scores injured


www.odogwublog.com reports that no fewer than two aides of the wife of Abia State Governor, Deaconess Nkechi Ikpeazu lost their lives Tuesday when her convoy was involved in a fatal  auto crash.
Wife of a former member of the state House of Assembly, Mrs Promise Uche-Nwamkpa, was brought in dead to the hospital, while Mrs Nwamaka Maduchukwu gave up while doctors were battling to resuscitate her with the aid of an oxygen. 

Maduchukwu, a widow and mother of four, was a Senior Special Assistant on Media to the Governor’s Wife and as well the chairperson, State Information Chapel of the Abia Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ).
 
Scores of other aides and persons on the convoy were injured and currently receiving treatment at the Emergency Unit of the Federal Medical Centre Umuahia.

Some of the injured were said to be in critical condition according to hospital source.

Mrs. Ikpeazu's convoy was said to be returning from Obingwa, her husband's home town when the unfortunate  incident occurred.

It is not yet clear as at the time of filing this report the level of involvement of the Governor's wife in the crash but some of her top aides including personal physician and another female doctor were said to be injured.

According to eye witness account, the driver of one of the Hummer  buses on the convoy was trying to overtake another vehicle on the convoy when he suddenly noticed an on- coming vehicle and applied break by force.

The bus was said to have  skipped off the road and somersaulted several times, leading to the death of the victims .

One of her aides, Mrs. Promise Uche Nwankpa, the wife of a former lawmaker was said to have died on the spot while the Governor's wife's Chief Information Officer, Mrs. Nwamaka Maduchukwu was said to have died later at FMC.


The ugly incident reportedly occurred at  Ndiolumbe in Isiala Ngwa North LGA on the new Aba road, few minutes drive to Umuahia  the state capital.

No official statement had been issued from the state Government as at the time of filing this report.

Efforts to extract any reaction from the Information Commissioner, Chief John Okiyi Kanu did not yield any fruit as his cell phone line was said not to be reachable.

State Chairman of NUJ in Abia, Mr John Emejor, who was at the hospital to sympathize with the victims, has expressed shock and disbelief over the incident while the former lawmaker, Uche-Nwamkpa, whose wife was a victim was seen weeping uncontrollably.


Abia gov's wife's convoy in fatal auto crash as 2 aides dead, scores injured Abia gov's wife's convoy in fatal  auto crash as 2 aides  dead, scores injured Reviewed by Odogwu Emeka Odogwu on Thursday, April 05, 2018 Rating: 5

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