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Monday, August 15, 2016

Communication Minister's aide, three others escape death in Abuja

The Special Assistant on Media to the Minister of Communications, Mr. Victor Oluwadamilare and three others, on Monday, narrowly escaped death in a motor accident at Yangoji, Kwali Area Council of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja, reports ITRealms.

Confirming this to ITRealms, Mr. Oluwadamilare said the accident occurred around Yangoji along Lokoja-Abuja highway, a village in suburb of the Federal Capital Territory, stressing that it is true he was involved with injuries but is recovering.

“The crash involved a trailer loaded with cement which was headed towards Abuja and a Toyota Hilux van which conveyed the minister's aide and three others who were returning to Abuja from Lagos on an official assignment,” he said.

"It is true but I thank God I am recuperating from the injuries I sustained. The driver was operated upon because he sustained multiple injuries. He had an internal injury but thank God it was successful. He is now recuperating at the National Hospital, Abuja, while others have been discharged from the hospital. Thank you so much for your concern," he appreciated.

The Toyota Hilux, an eye-witness noted was on motion when the trailer took-off from its park without any light indication showing that a vehicle was going in the front. 

He said that the Minster’s aide and other occupants sustained severe injuries, adding that no live was however lost in the terrible accident.

The eyewitness maintained that he was among the people who rescued the victims before the arrival of the men of the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) who evacuated them from the scene of the incident to Kwali General Hospital. 

"I was at the bus stop around 7:30 pm when I heard a loud unusual bang. There was a trailer loaded with cement which took off from that area and headed towards Abuja without light to indicate a vehicle was going. 


"The Toyota Hilux was on motion when the driver realised that a vehicle had took-off from that spot and before he notice the trailer, it was closer to the trailer and that was what led to the accident," the source told ITRealms.

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