Saturday, 20 April 2013

Imo gov, Rochas Okorocha, escapes death in car crash

Governor Rochas Okorocha
Imo State Governor, Rochas Okorocha, was on Friday involved in a car crash on Orlu-Owerri Road in the state.
Okorocha’s aide, Mr. Ebere Uzoukwa, told Saturday PUNCH that the accident occurred when a Mercedes Benz 200 ran into the governor’s convoy and had a collision with his own car.
Okorocha was on an inspection tour of projects in Orlu area when the crash occurred.
“The accident led to a minor cut on the governor’s scalp,” Uzoukwa said.
He said Governor Okorocha’s head was bandaged, but noted that he was stable and strong.
Okorocha said he would seek further medical attention due to the level of impact of the accident on him.
“Although the accident left me with a cut and some minor injuries, I am fine. I will, however, seek further medical attention because of the degree of impact made by the crash,” the governor was quoted as saying after the crash.
There was no information on the state of the governor’s driver and ADC or the occupants of the Benz car.
Imo State Commissioner of Police, Mohammed Katsina, confirmed the accident, noting that the accident was a “minor one” and that the governor was in a “stable condition.”
He said he had dispatched a police investigation team to ascertain the cause of the accident and would give further information on the matter upon the conclusion of investigation.
Also speaking, the governor’s personal physician, Dr. Sylvester Igwe, said Okorocha had a minor laceration of his scalp and was very stable.
 “What he needs now is further medical examination,” Igwe added.(culled from punch)

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