…Lawmaker dies during keep-fit exercise
The convoy of Speaker of Kogi State House of Assembly, Lawal Jimoh, was Monday involved in a ghastly motor accident that killed a police escort.
Last week, Governor Idris Wada had an auto crash which claimed the life of his aide, 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, yesterday, 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, yesterday, thrown into mourning, following the death of a former member of the state House of Assembly, Msen Sarwuan, during a keep-fit exercise.
Sarwuan’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 authorised to speak to journalists, confirmed the death of the one-time caretaker Chairman of Buruku Local Government Area.