The convoy of Edo State Deputy Governor, Comrade Phillips Shaibu, was involved in an auto crash alomg the Benin-Agbor expressway on Sunday.
Reports said the spare car in the convoy, which was on its way to the Edo state capital from Asaba, Delta state, skidded off the road as the driver attempted to avoid running into a police checkpoint.
While Shaibu excaped unhurt, his personal assistant and a police inspector on the security detail sustained injuries. They are currently being treated at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH).
The deputy governor’s Chief Press Secretary, Mr Musa Ebhomiana, explained that the accident occurred shortly after Abudu, headquarters of Orhionmwon local government council at a checkpoint mounted by a team of policemen.
According to him, the policemen had taken advantage of a bad spot on the busy expressway to mount the checkpoint which resulted in the crash.
He said: “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.”