Governor Godwin Obaseki

The Edo State Government has consoled the families of the seven victims of the accident involving the convoy of Governor Godwin Obaseki on Saturday.

Concise News had reported that the accident occurred at Ehor town in Benin city, when a Toyota Hilux van on the governor’s advance team had a head-on collision with a passenger Audi car.

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The convoy was said to be going to Ambrose Ali University, Ekpoma, for convocation ceremony of the university, with three other survivors said to have been rushed to the Central Hospital in Benin City.

A statement from the Special Adviser to the governor on Media and Communication Strategy, Crusoe Osagie, conveyed the state government’s condolences to the victims and their families.

Osagie said the state government would ensure that the affected families get the necessary support to lessen the impact of the sad incident.

He said: “We have confirmed from the Police and the Federal Road Safety Corps details of the accident involving the advance team of the Governor’s Protocol team.

“The development is extremely sad. We commiserate with the families of the victims and pray that God grants them the fortitude to bear the painful loss.

“From our findings, the Audi vehicle lost its tyre and ran into a pothole, before colliding with the Hilux vehicle, which was conveying protocol officers from Edo State Government House.”