Owerri - Gov Rochas Okorocha of Imo State on Thursday narrowly escaped death, reports NewsDay.
A pedestrian bridge built by Okorocha at Heroes’ Children’s Park collapsed while he was on the bridge.
The incident happened when the governor stopped over on his way to the Nigerian Union of Journalists Governorship Debate to interact with some students of Development Comprehensive Secondary School, Owerri, who were around the park when he came.
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The trouble started when Okorocha asked the students to climb the bridge so he could teach and inspire them on how to become leaders.
No sooner had the governor started the teachings, the bridge caved in with the iron bracing of the bridge cut under the weight of the governor and the students
The students started shouting “Jesus! Jesus!!” out of panic.
In the midst of the confusion, the governor appealed to the students saying, “we’re too many here, please jump down”.
- News 24