by crossriverwatch admin
The immediate past Commissioner of Works in Cross River State and 2015 governorship aspirant, Mr. Legor Idagbo told CrossRiverWatch today that he is suspending his ongoing consultations in honor of an unnamed man who was this evening knocked down by a vehicle in his convoy on his way from Obanlikwu to Calabar after a stakeholder consultation meeting.
A source who was in the former commissioner’s convoy told CrossRiverWatch that a councilor from Bekwara “was accompanying us after the presentation in Obanlikwu and while trying to catch up with us, I understand a bike rushed on to the road from nowhere and hit him and another vehicle that was trying to overtake the councilor knocked the bike down. So we got to Ogoja only to learn that the bike man did not make it, that he passed on. It was a very unfortunate accident. The vehicle that hit him is still parked there on the location. Nobody touched it because even the family of the deceased appreciated the fact that their brother was not careful.”
It was not immediately possible for CrossRiverWatch to get independent confirmation from the ground but a volunteer who said he was an eye witnesses told us on the phone that the body of the deceased has been deposited at the Sankwala General Hospital morgue.
When CrossRiverWatch asked him what may have caused the accident and who should be blamed, he simply said, “I am sure that if the driver was wrong, the motor will not be there again. They would have burnt it down. Remember they just sacked a police station that has not been able to return because a police man was involved in robbery. For the vehicle to still be there without damage means the people blame their brother.”
A CrossRiverWatch reporter has however been dispatched to get to the scene in the morning to give us accurate on the ground report.
When CrossRiverWatch contacted Mr. Idagbo, he confirmed that there was an accident involving his councilors’ car, another car and a bike man who was feared dead. He said he is putting his ongoing consultations on hold pending the resolution of the matter.
“Yes, the accident involved my councilor’s vehicle. They’ve incidented the matter at the Obudu Police Station, in fact the Councilor in question is in the police station in Obudu. We are meeting with the family of course, because he was in solidarity with me. I can’t leave him like that.
“So tomorrow we will go and meet with both families and the security agencies and see how the matter can be resolved. We are putting all our consultations on hold in honor of the dead until the matter is resolved.”
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