In pictures: Jonathan, wife attend burial of Bayelsa women who died in auto accident

In pictures: Jonathan, wife attend burial of Bayelsa women who died in auto accident

Tuesday, February 24, 2015 8:21 pm


The caskets for the women  and symbolic portraits of the women

The caskets for the women and symbolic portraits of the women

Another row of caskets

Another row of caskets

President Goodluck Jonathan and his wife, Patience attended the mass funeral service at the Gabriel Iworiso-Markson Cultural Centre, Yenagoa for the female victims of a ghastly accident on East-West Road, Port Harcourt, Rivers State.

The accident on 14 February claimed 11 people.

Among them were Mrs Elizabeth Allison Oguru, wife of Bayelsa State Secretary to the State Government, Mrs Gimbra Pamowei; Mrs Ruby Benjamin, Mrs Consider Nayam Amadi, Madam Elizabeth Nisakpo, Mrs Ayakpo Franca Otolo, Mrs Acha Pere-Kalama, Mrs Lydia Clara Abila.

President Jonathan  greets Professor Edmond Allison-Oguru, husband of Elizabeth Oguru

President Jonathan greets Professor Edmond Allison-Oguru, husband of Elizabeth Oguru

The  emotional service in session

The emotional service in session


The driver of the women, Kelechi Onyekwuru also died.

The women buried today, were all burnt beyond recognition.

They were all members of Women for Change Development Initiative in Bayelsa state, and were on their way back to Yenagoa, the Bayelsa state capital, after a visit to Mrs. Jonathan in Port-Harcourt. They even saw off Mr. Jonathan at the airport before embarking on the fatal journey home.

Standing for the dead: L-R, Mrs Dickson, Governor Dickson, President Jonathan and his wife, Patience

Standing for the dead: L-R, Mrs Dickson, Governor Dickson, President Jonathan and his wife, Patience


The Ogurus and family at the funeral service

The Ogurus and family at the funeral service

Relations of one of the deceased break down in emotion

Relations of one of the deceased break down in emotion

Dejected: a woman mourns outside of the Cultural centre

Dejected: a woman mourns outside of the Cultural centre


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