The convoy of Speaker of the Kogi State House of Assembly, Lawal Jimoh, was on Monday involved in a ghastly motor accident, killing a police escort instantly.
Just last week, the state governor, Idris Wada, had an auto crash which claimed the life of his Aide- de- Camp, Idris Mohammed.
The Speaker was said to be travelling to his Okene home town when a heavy duty truck ran into his escort van at Osara along Okene road.
While the Speaker’s vehicle along with others were not affected by the accident, a police corporal Lamidi Akeem, who was in the affected escort car died on Thursday at the hospital.
The Speaker’s Chief Press Secretary, Austin Akubo, confirmed the report and said the Speaker’s vehicle was not affected.
Meanwhile, Benue State was on Thursday thrown into mourning following the death of a former member of the state House of Assembly, Msen Sarwuan.
The lawmaker’s sudden death shocked the people of the state as many of them wept profusely on hearing the news of his demise.
Sarwuan slumped and died during early morning exercise in Makurdi, the state capital.
A member of the family, who pleaded anonymity because he was not authorized to speak to journalists, confirmed that the deceased, who was a one- time caretaker chairman of Buruku local government council, slumped and died during a “keep fit” exercise.
The family in a statement described the lawmaker’s death as shocking, saying he did not develop any sign of illness.