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Nollywood Star In Fatal Auto Crash, Loses 2-Year-Old Child In Accident

Source: Osaremen Ehi James/Nigeriafilms.com
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Nollywoodgists.com has learnt that an actor-cum-top director in Nollywood has lost his only child and his sister-in-law in a fatal road mishap he was involved in some days ago. The unfortunate incident involved Ugochukwu Orikoha aka Silas Momen, who was part of 'Paul and Silas' and 'Osofia Na Wa'.

Secretary of Actors Guild of Nigeria (AGN) in Rivers State, Bartholomew Gerald Aguugo, who confirmed the incident to us, said the accident occurred penultimate Sunday while Orikoha was on his way to Omoku in Rivers State.

Aguugo narrated that a Toyota Hiace bus hit the Honda Pilot Jeep of Orikoha, also a movie director, from behind, which caused the 'four wheel drive' to somersault several times before crashing in a nearby bush.

The two-year-old baby of Orihoka named Favour Adaku, and his sister-in-law carrying the baby at the back seat, died instantly, while Orihoka and his sister survived the crash.

The actor suffered severe injuries and was initial unconscious, but was later taken to First Rivers Hospital in Rumomasi, where he is presently responding to treatment.

However, we learnt the actor's sister is having problem with her sight following the effect of the auto crash.

Last Tuesday, the guild in Rivers State organised a prayer session at Seanel Bar, D-line, Port Harcourt, to pray for the actor's quick recovery.