Auto Crash: Shuaibu, Edo State Deputy Governor Escapes By The Whiskers

By Stephen Ubanna

Barely one week after Philip Shuaibu, Edo state deputy governor  received  officials of the Human rights Commission in the state  and attended a weeding in Asaba , his convoy,  was said to have been involved in a crash on  his way to Benin from Asaba, Delta state.

An unhappy Ebomhiana Musa, Chief Press Secretary to the deputy governor disclosed that  it was the spare car  in the convoy of the deputy governor  that was involved in the crash from Asaba and not the official car of the deputy governor, stressing that the accident occurred shortly  Abudu, at a check point mounted  by a team of policemen.

Musa disclosed that the accident had occurred because the policemen had taken advantage  of a bad spot  in the ”ever busy  Asaba- Benin Expressway to mount the check point. He confirmed that no life was lost in the accident but a police Inspector and Personal Assistant to the deputy governor and leader of the police team  and  other occupants of the spare vehicle  in the convoy sustained injuries and were quickly rushed to the University of Benin Teaching Hospital for treatment and necessary checks.

 

Philip Shuaibu: Deputy governor Of Edo State.

Eyewitness account disclosed that the Edo state deputy governor escaped by the whiskers as both the spare black Prado Jeeps and that of the deputy governor  found their way into the  bush, showing the seriousness of the accident. Many who spoke to the Magazine disclosed that Benin was turned upside down when information leaked out that the accident involving the amiable  Edo  deputy governor as people went into frantic prayers both Christians and Moslems for the safety of the deputy governor and his entourage.

A close associate  of the Edo deputy governor informed the Magazine that he was not happy over the  accident because he had always  warned the drivers in his convoy  over their reckless driving  but no attitudinal change.  His major worry was that if lives had been lost in the accident  what story could he have  told people that they would believe him . He was said to have donated a tricycle  to one Andrew Sabage, one of the accident victims on Saturday, July 7, 2018.

 

 

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