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US embassy explains how Akpabio's convoy crashed

01 September 2015, 14:46

Abuja - The United States Embassy has confirmed that the convoy of former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, collided with a suburban jeep belonging to the mission on Monday, Punch reports.

The Senior Information Specialist in the embassy, Sani Mohammed, said local authorities had commenced investigation into the accident.

Head, Media Relations and Strategy, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bisi Kazeem, said seven adult males were involved in the crash, adding that three of them including Akpabio sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital.

Also read: Akpabio survives auto crash in Abuja

Akpabio, who is currently the minority leader of the Senate, was involved in a car accident in the early hours of Monday on his way to the airport to catch an international flight.

His car ran into a convoy of some US embassy officials while trying to beat the traffic light.

An officer of the FRSC said that the occupants of the vehicles in the convoy of the US embassy and Akpabio’s driver did not sustain any injury but that the senator suffered some injuries in the chest region.

Read more at Punch

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