‘None Of Our Delegate Died’

Filed in News by on September 14, 2017

The Ondo State government yesterday said those involved in an auto crash on the Okitipupa-Ore Road on Tuesday were not National Council of Niger Delta (NCND) delegates to the Niger Delta summit in the state.

The government, through the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Segun Ajiboye, said the ill-fated vehicles, in which some passengers died and others injured were not carrying summit delegates.

Two persons were reported to have died in an accident at Ode Aye in Okitipupa Local Government Area.

The deceased, according to sources, were on their way to Igbokoda, where the Niger Delta Council Summit was holding.

The state government denied the claim, saying the victims of the auto crash were not Ondo State delegates to the summit, but other travellers.

The statement reads: “The Ondo State government wishes to state that none of the delegates, who attended the town hall meeting, was involved in the auto crash.

“According to a police report, there was an auto crash in which a 42-year-old mother of five, Rukayat Teniola, from Onipakala in Ondo State, who was travelling for a private business, died. Four other passengers, who were injured in the crash, were rushed to a hospital. Three of them have been discharged.

“Three vehicles, including a Volkswagen Golf passenger car with registration AG 12 REE, allegedly overloaded with six passengers from Ore to Okitipupa; a Dyna truck, with registration AKR 890 SA and a Mercedes lorry travelling from Okitipupa to Ore, were involved in the fatal crash.”

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