Kogi Speaker escapes death as Police escort dies in motor accident
The convoy of the Speaker of the state House of Assembly, Hon. Mommoh Jimoh Lawal, was yesterday involved in a motor accident along Okene-Lokoja road, leaving his police escort, Constable Akeem Lamidi, dead. This is coming barely one week after the convoy of Kogi State Governor, Idris Wada, was involved in a motor accident, which claimed the life of his Aide-de-Camp (ADC).
It was gathered that the Speaker
was returning from Okene, when his police escort vehicle, a Toyota Hilux van, in which Lamidi and others were travelling collided with a truck and he was immediately rushed to the Federal Medical Centre (FMC) in Lokoja for treatment, where he eventually died.
However, the Chief Press Secretary (CPS) to the Speaker, Mr. Austin Akubo, confirmed that Lamidi died yesterday morning at Federal Medical Centre.
He pointed out that it was not the Speaker's vehicle that got involved in the crash, but that of the police escort who died.
'The Speaker's vehicle is not affected. He is hale and hearty. The Speaker, was ready to take him to the best hospital in Nigeria for the best medication. But unfortunately, he gave up the ghost this morning. However, his remains have been taken to his home town in Erin Ile, Kwara State for burial today (yesterday),' he said.
The governor was involved in a ghastly motor accident on December 28, 2012 where his ADC died on the spot.