Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Akpabio’s vehicle collided with ours – US embassy

The United States Embassy has confirmed that the convoy of former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Godswill Akpabio, collided with a suburban jeep belonging to the mission on Monday. His car ran into a convoy of some US embassy officials while trying to beat the traffic light.The accident occurred around 7.25am near the Bolingo Hotel, along Abuja Airport Road, in the Central Business District of the FCT. Akpabio was travelling outside the country to visit his wife and children when the accident happened and was immediately rushed to the National Hospital for an intensive care
The Senior Information Specialist in the embassy, Sani Mohammed, said local authorities had commenced investigation into the accident.
When asked about the condition of the driver and the vehicle involved in the crash, Mohammed said he did not know.
He said, “A US embassy vehicle was involved in the accident. We are staying in touch with local authorities who are investigating, but I don’t know the condition of the driver and the vehicle.”
But the Head, Media Relations and Strategy, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bisi Kazeem, said seven adult males were involved in the crash, adding that three of them including Akpabio sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital.
“A suburban jeep and a Mercedes Benz SUV were involved in the accident; the suburban was towed to the embassy while the Benz SUV was towed to the Central Police Station. Our accident investigation team has already commenced investigation, so it is too early to know the cause of the accident,” he said.
The Chief Information Officer of the National Hospital, Hajia Rabiah Labaran, told journalists that Akpabio was brought to the hospital by some FRSC officers who rescued him from the scene of the accident.
Labaran said, “He (Akpabio) was brought in this morning after he had a car crash as I learnt. He was brought in from the Bolingo Hotel junction, where a vehicle crashed into his own vehicle from behind.
“When they brought him we conducted a check on him and the result showed that he did not have any serious injury. He was talking when he was brought in and they gave him necessary attention at the trauma unit.
“I learnt that as of this afternoon (12:30pm), he was taken to the private wing of the hospital for proper care but there was no serious injury.
“It is something he can come over in a few days. He is currently recuperating,” she added.

Akpabio who suffered injury to his chest was discharged from the National Hospital Abuja yesterday evening. 


  1. Good for him...All that money he looted..wetin for happen?

  2. People should should learn to be more patient and careful when driving. Thank God no life was lost.

    1. You sound so uptight and self righteous mschew and am sure you are not a patient driver

    2. In my opinion, @ IK isn't uptight at all bcos he or she even prayed, & he or she didn't claim to be better off on wheels but gave kind advice for ppl to be patient & drive with care.
      Abi Akpabio is ur relation? Hehehee no vex honey, @ IK meant well...

  3. No! You need to see what convoys do to other drivers and road users. Very inhuman, forcing everyone out of the road with threats by pointing guns and all. They should even face the law.