Omololu Ogunmade in Abuja
One of the Vice President Osinbajo’s escort riders, Inspector Ali Gomina, lost his life Friday in a fatal accident while leading the vice president’s convoy to Abuja airport.
Following the death of the rider, Osinbajo cancelled the flight and returned to Abuja to mourn his security aide.
A statement by the vice president’s spokesman, Mr Laolu Akande, said Osinbajo described Gomina as a diligent, hardworking and serious-minded officer who would be greatly missed.
The statement read: ‘With grief in our hearts, we announce the death of one of the police escort riders on the Vice President’s convoy, Inspector Ali Gomina, aged 45, who was involved in a road accident while on official duty today.
“The accident occurred on the road to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The Vice President, who is greatly saddened by this occurrence, has aborted the scheduled trip.
“The Vice President described Gomina as a diligent, hardworking and serious-minded officer who will be greatly missed by the team. He is survived by his wife, children and relatives. May his soul rest in peace.”