June 13, 2024

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Two policemen killed as truck crashes into Oshiomhole’s convoy

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Two policemen attached to the a former governor of
Edo State, Adams Oshiomhole , died on Tuesday, while
two others were in critical condition when an
articulated vehicle lost control and ran into
Oshiomhole ’ s convoy near Oluku junction in the Ovia
North – East local Government of the state .
Oshiomhole was on his way to Usen to join the All
Progressives Congress campaign train when the
accident occurred .
It
prompted the candidate of the APC in the September 19
Governorship Election , Pastor Osagie Ize – Iyamu , to call
off his rally in Usen .
A statement by Oshiomhole media team said the
accident occurred one minutes past 12 pm .
“ The convoy was headed to Usen Community in Ovia
South West Local Government Area of Edo State, where
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole was expected to appear at
a campaign rally alongside Pastor Osagie Ize – Iyamu ,
the APC governorship candidate in the September 19 ,
2020 election in the state , when a trailer driving in the
same direction veered off its course, hit the back up
Toyota Hilux vehicle carrying seven policemen , forcing
it off the road into the bush and rammed into the
Sports Utility vehicle carrying Comrade Oshiomhole,
causing substantial damage.
“ We are sad to report that two police personnel in the
Toyota Hilux truck lost their lives while two others are
in critical condition receiving treatment at a hospital in
the state . Comrade Adams Oshiomhole and other
persons in the convoy , apart from those indicated
above , did not sustain any injuries . ”
The team said there was more to the accident .
“ Without prejudice to police investigations ,
eyewitnesses accounts suggest , and we believe rightly
too , that this was an assassination attempt targeting
Comrade Adams Oshiomhole. It is painful that innocent
policemen performing their legal duties lost their lives
in this very unfortunate incident , ” the statement
added .
In another statement by the Chairman of the APC
Media Campaign Council , John Mayaki, the campaign
said it was suspending the scheduled event to honour
the dead .

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