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.
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.