After disobeying traffic light, ex-governor involved in accident and hospitalized


Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, now Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio, escaped death this morning. The accident occurred near the Bolingo Junction close to the Ship House, Abuja. A witness said Mr. Akpabio was moving in a
convoy of vehicles towards the City Gate when his vehicle ran into another car.

He said “My wife and I were coming from the NNPC Mega Station and we stopped at the traffic light by Bolingo Hotel Junction. When the green light showed and we made to move, there was this siren blaring Mercedes Benz jeep almost crashed into my car. I don’t know how we dodged but another that was behind the jeep hit the car behind me and tumbled on its side.

I and my wife rushed out of our vehicle and helped the driver bring out his boss. When we brought him out, we found that it was Godswill Akpabio. At the time we brought him out, the siren was still blaring. We put him in the other vehicle and he was rushed to the National Hospital.” He said Akpabio was badly shaken and was in a traumatic condition when he was brought out of the crashed vehicle. .

He was initially admitted at the National Trauma Center. But later moved to a private section of the hospital for X-ray and other investigations. At about 12.25p.m, his predecessor, Governor, Udom Emmanuel, arrived in a 3-vehicle convoy to see him…. quick recovery to him….. Credit: PREMIUM TIMES

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