“I Was Not Involved In An Accident” – Yemi Osinbajo
Kazeem said that the Vice President and his security aides were joined by other Nigerians to pull the victims who were involved in an accident.
Several reports had surfaced in the early hours of the day claiming that Osinbajo had been involved in an auto accident.
Some media reports had claimed that the vice-president’s car somersaulted on the airport road in the nation’s capital on Monday, June 6th, 2022.
But Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president, described the reports as fake news.
”On his way to the airport this morning, VP came across a road traffic accident, stopped to lend assistance & ensured the victim was taken to the hospital with VP’s convoy ambulance. He then proceeded on his trip and is now in Ondo State heading to the site of yesterday’s attack in Owo,” he said.
”VP’s security and medical teams assisted in removing the victim from the crushed vehicle resulting from a somersault and transported the patient to Airforce base hospital. It was a solo accident. The car had somersaulted on the opposite lane and was impaled on a tree.”
The vice-president was heading for Owo, Ondo state, on a condolence visit when he saw the scene of the accident and intervened.
The spokesperson to the vice-president said Osinbajo will deliver the president’s condolence message in Owo.
“The VP heads out to Owo, (Ondo State this morning) where worshippers were heinously attacked yesterday resulting in many casualties. He will deliver president’s condolences and message in person,” Akande said.
On Sunday,gunmen attacked St Francis Catholic Church in Owo, killing many worshippers and injuring several people.
Reacting to the incident, President Muhammadu Buhari said only demons from the underworld would have conceived and carried out the attack.
Buhari condoled with the families of the deceased, the Ondo state government, and the Catholic community.
Rotimi Akeredolu, governor of Ondo, said his administration will hunt down the perpetrators of the attack.
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