Driver dies, 3 injured in Gov Makinde’s convoy accident

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A fatal accident involving the convoy of Oyo State Governor, Seyi Makinde, has left one of his drivers dead.

Three persons were also said to have sustained various degrees of injury in the auto crash.

According to The Nation, the accident occurred when the Governor was returning to Ibadan from Saki where he had gone to attend a town hall meeting with members of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) ahead of his second reelection bid in the 2023 general elections.

The driver, identified as Ramon Mustapha, was said to have died on the spot after he was flung when his vehicle with the code name “Zebra 4” landed after somersaulting several times.

It was gathered that the driver might have been saved had he used his seat belt.

A source who was reportedly in the convoy told the newspaper that the driver smashed his head during the accident, leading to his immediate death.

The remains of the driver were later buried at his residence in Amuloko, Ibadan on Wednesday, according to Islamic rites.

Efforts by journalists to reach the Chief Press Secretary to the Governor, Taiwo Adisa, for confirmation, were not successful as he did not answer his calls nor reply to text messages sent to him.

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