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Interim report on crash that killed Ocholi, wife and son released

08 March 2016, 07:33

Abuja – The Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) has released an interim report on the auto crash that killed Minister of State for Labour, James Ocholi and his wife and son on Sunday.

According to Premium Times, the Corps Marshal of the FRSC, Boboye Oyeyemi confirmed that the accident occurred due to a busted tyre which resulted in the loss of control and somersaulting of the minister’s car. 

Also read: PHOTOS: Scene of auto-crash involving late Minister Ocholi

"The crash occurred at about 15:00hrs and involved two vehicles: one Toyota Lexus LX570 car and a backup car," Oyeyemi was quoted as saying.

"Three lives were lost in the incident. While the minister and his son died instantly, the wife later died at the Doka Hospital near Kaduna." 

This comes as the minister's family expressed concern over the accident, saying they suspected foul play.

Punch reported on Tuesday that Ocholi's uncle, Abdallah Aliu demanded answers to a number of question.

".. we want to know who recruited the driver, and at what speed (he was driving during the trip) to the extent that the corpse of the deceased cannot even be recognised. Can you imagine that? I am worried, it is worrisome," Aliu was quoted as saying.

Read more at Punch and Premium Times.

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