Convoy of the former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, collided with a suburban jeep belonging to the United States Embassy on Monday August 31. Of the seven men involved in the crash, Akpabio and two others were rushed to the hospital.
Akpabio was in a hurry to catch an international flight and his SUV may have crashed into the US Embassy jeep while trying to beat traffic lights at about 7.25am near Bolingo Hotel, in the Central Business District, FCT, Abuja.
Akpabio who is currently the Senate Minority Leader was said to have sustained chest injuries. He was immediately rushed to the National Hospital from the accident scene.
Bisi Kazeem, Head, Media Relations and Strategy, Federal Road Safety Corps, explained to reporters, when asked: “A suburban jeep and a Mercedes Benz SUV were involved in the accident; the suburban was towed to the embassy while the Benz SUV was towed to the Central Police Station. Our accident investigation team has already commenced investigation, so it is too early to know the cause of the accident.”
The Chief Information Officer of the National Hospital, Hajia Rabiah Labaran, told journalists that Akpabio was brought to the hospital by some FRSC officers who rescued him from the scene of the accident.
“When they brought him we conducted a check on him and the result showed that he did not have any serious injury. He was talking when he was brought in and they gave him necessary attention at the trauma unit” she said.