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Kogi Gov chief of staff Edward Onoja, family in ghastly motor accident

Kogi State Chief of Staff, Mr. Edward Onoja and his wife Jace have been involved in a ghastly motor accident on Abuja – Lokoja road.

The accident occurred barely a week after his principal, and Kogi state governer, Yahaya Bello was involved in accident around market area, Lokoja.  Onoja was returning from Abuja where he went to see the governor who was recuperating from injuries he sustained that makes him walk on crutches.

 An eye witness said Onoja’s vehicle summersaulted severally as a result of over speeding and tyre burst before falling into a ditch along Abaji-Abuja expressway around 5-6pm on Thursday. The chief of staff , his wife and a child, according to a source, were evacuated from the wreckage unconscious and taken to an undisclosed hospital in Abuja.

The source disclosed further that motorists had to stop to assist the victims, while efforts were made by the rescuers to free the victims who were trapped by their seat belts.

The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) was quickly called to the scene by good samaritans. However, the Sector Commander of FRSC Kogi State Command Mr. Segun Martins, when contacted, said the area was not within his territory.

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