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No Policeman Died In My Convoy – Fashola

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The Minister of Works and Housing, Babatunde Fashola has debunked claims that policemen died during an accident in his convoy.

Recall that reports had emerged that four policemen were reported dead after the convoy of President Muhammadu Buhari‘s Chief of Staff, Ibrahim Gambari; Fashola; and the Minister in Labour and Employment, Chris Ngige, crashed.

The crash reportedly occurred on Tuesday evening during the inspection of a bridge in Asaba, Delta State.

However the Minister’s Special Adviser on Communications, Hakeem Bello issued a rebuttal on Wednesday night.

The aide stated that there was no fatal crash during the inspection of the Second Niger by a Federal Government Team led by the Chief of Staff to the President, Prof Ibrahim Gambari.

The team comprised Fashola, Labour Minister Chris Ngige and Managing Director, Nigeria Sovereign Investment Authority (NSIA), Uche Orji.

He said that when they arrived at the Asaba Airport in Delta, they visited the Interchange, along Owerri-Onitsha Road and the East approach to the Bridge in Onitsha, and walked across to the West approach.

It was discovered much later that one of the vehicles in the Team of the Commissioner of Police from Anambra State had a mishap during which two policemen sustained injuries.

“It was confirmed from the Nigeria Police, Anambra State Command that they were treated at the Federal Medical Centre Asaba and had since been discharged,” he said.