It is a Black Saturday, as seven persons have been confirmed dead in Governor Godwin Obaseki’s advance team convey heading to AAU for the convocation ceremony.
At least seven persons, including five adults and two children, were on Saturday morning killed in a ghastly auto accident involving the advance team of Governor Godwin Obaseki on Benin-Auchi Expressway.
Eyewitness say the accident occurred at Ehorin Uhunmwode Local Government Area, when a Toyota Hilux van on the Governor’s advance team had a head-on collision with a passenger Audi car.
The advance team were reportedly on their way to Ambrose Ali University, AAU, at Ekpoma for the convocation of the university.
Three other survivors were said to have been rushed to the Central Hospital in Benin City for medical attention.
It was learnt that a good Samaritan rushed the survivors and the dead to the First SAVAN Centre at the hospital.
The State Commissioner of Police, Danmallam Mohammed, who confirmed the incident, described it as “very unfortunate.”