Honorable Mfawa Efegobi, the member representing Yakurr one in the Cross River State House of Assembly on Tuesday morning crashed his Toyota Explorer SUV into a taxi cab and effectively crushed the taxi as well as the leg of the taxi driver.
Mfawa Efegobi who eye witness told CrossRiverWatch, was cruising his SUV in top speed from the Assembly Village at Ikorinim was said to have come down to Diamond Hill still on top speed and “even when he got to the narrow Leopard Town Road he still maintained the high speed; so when he got to the sharp bend in front of Mr. Doanld Duke’s estate, on Leopard Town Road, he went head on against a cross lines taxi cab that was coming from the Big Qua Town Road towards Diamond Hill.
“His car with the Cross River State House of Assembly insignia with the bold inscription CRHA O5 which is much stronger and running faster damaged the front of the taxi with registration XA 368 EFE and also the left bonnet of his own shattered with the steering oil spilling out on the tarred road. The man was driving on top speed and he did not even slow down at the sharp bend which even those learning to drive know they have to be careful to avoid colluding with other cars”. A security man who sat in front of the Duke estate said.
The taxi driver was rushed to the General Hospital Calabar while the two cars were towed to the Akim Police Station where the traffic section of the division is to carry out further investigations.
The Traffic Officer, DSP Aga Isa told CrossRiverWatch that he cannot speak on the matter as investigations are still in progress but the PPRO said he was yet to be briefed on the matter.
Several attempts by CrossRiverWatch to reach honourable Efegobi were not successful and his phone was switched off.
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