Two persons were on Monday reportedly killed in a multiple accident involving the convoy of the Speaker of the House of Representatives, Aminu Tambuwal in Kaduna.
But the press secretary to the Speaker, James Ojo denied the reports, saying that the accident had occurred before the convoy got to the scene and that nobody died in the incident.
The accident was said to have occurred at about 10.45 am on Monday in Kaduna, along the ever-busy Ali Akilu road.
The convoy, which was coming out from Deluxe Suites is said to have zoomed into the road in an attempt to stop other vehicles to make way for the Speaker’s vehicle.
It was further gathered that in order to avoid collision with the Speaker’s convoy, a commercial bus with plate number XA 863 FGE stopped abruptly, causing other vehicles to ram into each other.
A Toyota Hiace with registration number XA 657 PAK in the course of the crash, rammed into a fence, killing two passengers, a woman and a man.
However, Ojo, refuted the account that the Speaker’s convoy was involved in the accident.
In clarifying the incident to our reporter in a telephone chat, Ojo said that the accident had already occurred before the Speaker’s convoy arrived the scene and that the Tambuwal only rendered help to the victims by asking on of his aides to convey them to a nearby hospital.
He also denied that anyone died in the accident.