Four policemen have been feared dead after a convoy of the Chief of Staff, Prof. Ibrahim Gambari; Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola; and Minister of Labour and Employment, Christ Ngige, crashed during the inspection of a bridge in Asaba, Delta State.
The incident occurred on Tuesday evening March 8, after the driver lost control of the vehicle conveying security operatives and crashed into a deep pit.
An eyewitness, John Okorie told Punch that the vehicle conveying the victims was negotiating the bend leading to the construction site of the Second Niger Bridge at the Asaba.
The police vehicle was also said to be speeding to meet up with the ministers’ vehicles when it veered off the road and crashed.
A Delta Line driver said;
“The incident was very fatal.
“The policeman driver was speeding and while negotiating the bend because of the speed could not control the vehicle. They crashed into a deep pit. I was at the back of the convoy, driving slowly.
“With the help of other people, we rescued four of them but they were badly injured. They were shouting as the vehicle fell on them.”