Monday, August 31, 2015 3:50 pm
The convoy of Senator Godswill Obot Akpabio, the former Governor of the oil-rich Akwa Ibom State and minority leader of the Nigerian Senate was involved in a multiple car crash in Abuja Monday morning.
News report said the politician and several others sustained injuries.
Akpabio is being treated at the National Trauma Centre of the National Hospital, in the Nigerian capital.
PremiumTimes, quoting a witness, who conveyed Akpabio to the hospital, the accident occurred when the former governor’s convoy broke through a red light along the Airport Road.
PREMIUM TIMES reported that 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.
“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 that came from the town and almost crashed onto 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 former governor 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.”
The witness said Mr. Akpabio was badly shaken and was in a traumatic condition when he was brought out of the crashed vehicle.