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U.S Embassy confirms ex-Governor Akpabio’s convoy collided with own vehicle

The United States Embassy in Abuja has confirmed the convoy of former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, collided with one of its cars on Monday.

A Senior Information Specialist in the embassy, Sani Mohammed,  said the embassy was already cooperating with relevant security authorities in the country investigating the incident.

“A U.S. Embassy vehicle was involved in the accident,” Mr. Mohammed said. “We are staying in touch with local authorities who are investigating the matter.”

Asked to speak on the condition of the driver of the embassy vehicle involved in the crash, Mr. Mohammed said he did not have information on the driver.

But 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.

The Akwa Ibom State Governor, Udom Emmanuel,  Akwa Ibom North-East Senate rep, Bassey Albert;  Speaker of the Akwa Ibom State House of Assembly, Aniekan Uko, and other functionaries visited the former governor in the hospital.

 

Akpabio, who is currently the Minority Leader of the Senate, was involved in a car accident in the early hours of Monday, after his car ran into a convoy of some US embassy officials while trying to beat the traffic light, on his way to the airport to catch an international flight to visit his wife and children.

 

The former Governor who did not sustain any serious injuries was discharged from the hospital around 4pm on Monday after the doctors had certified him fit.

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