NDDC MD Escapes Death in Ghastly Accident, Police Officer Killed

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By Okon Bassey in Uyo
 
The Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Mr. Nsima Ekere,Thursday narrowly escaped death while a police officer in his convoy died and others wounded in a ghastly motor accident.
 
The accident reportedly occurred along the Calabar-Itu highway as the NDDC managing director and his entourage were on the way to Calabar, the Cross River State capital.
 
THISDAY gathered that Ekere was going to Calabar to receive the Acting President, Prof. Yemi Osinbajo, who is on a working visit to Cross River State.
 
Sources said a trailer ran into the convoy of the NDDC managing director and hit the pilot vehicle killing one of the police personnel on the spot while other policemen in the vehicle were left in various stages of injury.
 
It was learnt that the body of the deceased police officer has been deposited in the morgue while other policemen that sustained various degrees of injuries were rushed to an undisclosed hospital.
 
More to follow…