The Deputy Governor of Edo state, Comrade Phillips Shaibu, on Sunday escaped death as his convoy was involved in an auto crash along the Benin-Agbor expressway.
Two persons, the personal assistant to the Deputy Governor, and a police inspector however sustained injuries.
Both men are currently battling for their lives at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH), where they were rushed to for treatment.
The accident happened after the spare car in Shaibu’s convoy, reportedly skidded off the road, as the driver attempted to avoid running into a police checkpoint.
According to his Chief Press Secretary, Musa Ebhomiana, the accident occurred shortly after Abudu, headquarters of Orhionmwon local government council.
“To the glory of God, no life was lost in the crash aside the minor injuries sustained by the leader of the police team, an Inspector and the Personal Assistant to the Deputy Governor.
“They were immediately taken to the UBTH for treatment and necessary checks,” Ebhomiana said.