The Senate Minority Leader, Godswill Akpabio who used to be the governor of Akwa Ibom state on Monday morning escaped death narrowly after his car got involved in an accident along the Airport Road in Abuja, having violated traffic law. According to a report by daily post
An eye witness narrated that Senator Akpabio was moving in a
motorcade towards the City Gate when his vehicle ran into another car near the Bolingo Junction close to the Ship House.
“My wife and I were coming from the NNPC Mega Station and we stopped at the traffic light by Bolingo Hotel Junction. When the green light showed and we made to move, there was this siren blaring Mercedes Benz jeep that came from the town and almost crashed onto my car. I don’t know how we dodged but another that was behind the jeep hit the car behind me and tumbled on its side.
“I and my wife rushed out of our vehicle and helped the driver bring out his boss. When we brought him out, we found that it was former governor, Godswill Akpabio.
“At the time we brought him out, the siren was still blaring. We put him in the other vehicle and he was rushed to the National Hospital,” the witness told Premium Times.
He continued that Akpabio was badly shaken and was in a traumatic condition when he was brought out of the crashed vehicle, disclosing that the former governor was apparently rushing out of the city when his convoy beat the traffic and crashed.
The driver to the former governor, simply called David confirmed the accident to the online newspaper, adding that his boss was in stable condition. He however declined to speak on how the accident happened.