The governor and his convoy were returning from an official assignment and were close to Lokoja, the state capital before the accident occurred on the Lokoja – Ajaokuta expressway, around Salem University. He was initially rushed to the Emergency Ward of the Kogi State Specialist Hospital in Lokoja after the accident. He has been flown to Abuja for further treatment.
The ADC to the Governor, an assistant superintendent of police, ASP Idris Mohammed is believed to have died on the spot. According to a report by the Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), 2 people were injured and 1 dead but the Governor is alive.
A press statement by Alhaji Bologi Yabagi, the Kogi State Commissioner of Information also confimed the incident stating that’’the convoy of the Executive Governor of Kogi State, Capt. Idris Ichalla Wada has been involved in a ghastly accident. The Governor survived the road mishap and is in stable condition. Sadly however, the governor’s Aide de Camp (ADC), Idris Mohamed, an Assistant Superintendent of Police died on the spot.”
Year 2012 has been marked by one form of accident or the other regarding governors’ convoys. It would be recalled that the convoy of Governor Oshiomole of Edo State was involved in a gruesome auto accident in April this year. Three reporters died while four others were injured but the governor escaped unhurt. Governor Suntai of Taraba State was involved in an air crash and is still recovering in a German hospital. Similarly, former Governor Yakowa of Kaduna State and his aide died earlier this month in an Helicopter crash.
Insuranceavicenigeria.com prays speedy recovery for Governors Wada and Suntai.