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Accident: Okorocha leaves UK for Israel

By The Citizen

Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has left London where he was receiving medical treatment for Israel.

Okorocha had left Nigeria on April 20, 2013, after he sustained a head injury in a car accident.

When our correspondent made an enquiry from one of his aides on Friday it was learnt that Okorocha had left London for Israel.

Okorocha's Senior Special Assistant on Media, Mr. Ebere Uzoukwa, confirmed that the governor had left London. 'He has left London and he is doing very well. He is currently in Israel,' he said.

Another top government official, who pleaded anonymity told SUNDAY PUNCH that the governor was in Israel forĀ  a second round of examination.

Uzoukwa, however, denied that the governor moved to Israel on health grounds.

'He only went to Israel to attend to certain matters and will be back soon,' he said.

Okorocha was involved in a car crash on Orlu-Owerri Road in the state on April 19.

The accident occurred when a Mercedes Benz 200 ran into the governor's convoy and had a collision with his own car.

Okorocha was on an inspection tour of projects in Orlu area when the crash occurred.

'The accident led to a minor cut on the governor's scalp,' Uzoukwa had said.

He said Okorocha's head was bandaged, but noted that he was stable and strong.

Okorocha had said he would seek further medical attention due to the level of impact of the accident on him.

'Although the accident left me with a cut and some minor injuries, I am fine. I will, however, seek further medical attention because of the degree of impact made by the crash,' the governor was quoted as saying after the crash. Punch