Governor Okowa’s Convoy Crushes Elderly Man To Death In Delta, Injuries Journalists
One of the vehicles in the convoy of Delta State Governor, Senator Ifeanyi Okowa, has reportedly crushed an elderly farmer to death around Umutu, in Ukwuani Council Area of the state.
It was gathered on Wednesday that the accident happened on Friday when one of the buses in the governor’s convoy was returning from the Niger Delta Stakeholders’ Meeting, held at the Petroleum Training Institute, Effurun. It was hosted by Chief Edwin Clark.
A source within the convoy stated that the bus carrying the pressmen ran into the man, who was said to be returning from his farm. He was said to have tried to dodge a pothole along the Agbor/Abraka expressway.
Some of the pressmen in the vehicle also sustained varying degrees of injuries, prompting them to almost lynch the driver, until Okowa personally intervened.
The governor later ordered that the victim, whose name could not be immediately obtained, be rushed to a hospital.
The journalists involved included some correspondents of the state-owned newspaper, The Pointer, DBS and other national print and electronic media. However, they were barred by the state government from divulging the details of the accident to newsmen.
It was gathered that the victim had earlier been rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Abraka, the home community of the Delta State University. Later, he was said to have been referred to Asaba for medical treatment, where he died.