Barely a week after Kogi State governor, Alhaji Yahaya Bello survived a motor accident, his chief of staff, Hon. Edward Onoja and his wife were on Thursday involved in a ghastly car accident.
9News Nigeria learnt that the mishap occurred when Onoja was returning to the state after spending some days with the governor who is recuperating in Abuja.
His vehicle was said to have summersaulted severally before falling into a ditch along Abaji-Abuja expressway around 5-6pm.
The chief of staff , his wife and a child, according to a source, were evacuated from the wreckage unconscious and taken to an undisclosed hospital in Abuja
The cause of the accident was linked to over speeding and tyre burst.
The source disclosed further that motorists had to stop to assist the victims.
It was also gathered that efforts were made by the rescuers to free the victims who were trapped by their seat belts.
The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) was quickly called to the scene by good samaritans.
However, the Sector Commander of FRSC Kogi State Command Mr. Segun Martins, when contacted, said the area was not within his territory.
Meanwhile, Chairman of the Association of Local Governments of Nigeria (ALGON) Kogi state chapter, Ahaji Taufiq Isa and hundreds of Muslims have prayed for the quick recovery of Governor Bello.
The prayer was led by the Chief Imam of Odokoro-Gbede, Sheikh, Alhaji Shaidu Arikeuyo, immediately after the two rakat jumaat prayer on Friday.
According to Arikeuyo, “It is always good for Muslims to pray for the wellbeing of fellow citizens”.
He quoted verses of the Holy Quran to buttress his point and prayed that “Allah would hasten the recovery of our leaders, especially our governor who was involved in a minor accident.
“The governor shall surpass all the difficulties and trying moment. He will be healed by the power of Almighty Allah”, he said.