The convoy of the Delta State Governor, Ifeanyi Okowa,
allegedly crushed an elderly
farmer to death around
Umutu, in Ukwuani Council Area of the state .
It was gathered that the accident happened when one of the buses in the
governor’s convoy was
returning from the Niger Delta Stakeholders’
Meeting, held at the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun.
The event hosted by Chief Edwin Clark.
A source within the convoy said that the bus carrying the pressmen ran
into the man, who was said to be returning from his farm. He was said to
have tried to dodge a pothole along the Agbor/Abraka expressway.
Some of the pressmen in the vehicle also sustained varying degrees of
injuries, prompting them to almost lynch the driver, until Okowa
It was gathered that the victim who was rushed to an undisclosed
hospital in Abraka was later said to have been referred to Asaba for
medical treatment, where he died.
the state Commissioner for Information, Mr. Patrick Ukah, the governor’s
spokesman, Mr. Charles Ehiedu Aniagwu, and the Nigeria police are yet
to comment on the issue.