Auto crash : Akpabio Frown Abroad For Treatment .

Senator Akpabio is accused of running Akwa Ibom like a personal estate
Senator Akpabio is accused of running Akwa Ibom like a personal estate

Former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, was on Tuesday afternoon flown out of Nigeria to receive medical treatment abroad in company of about five of his aides.

Akpabio arrived at the local wing of the General Aviation Terminal, of the airport with his team around 12.40pm. He thereafter left the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja aboard a regular private jet that he usually travels with.
It was learnt that the former governor was conveyed to his aircraft by a tarmac bus and was fit physically when sighted at the airport.

“The flight conveying him on the trip taxied to the international terminal from where it took off. The former governor travelled with his own private flight and had about five persons who accompanied him on the trip. He looked physically okay, although some of the men with him said he might receive medical attention abroad due to the car crash he was involved in on Monday,” an official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria said.

Akpabio, who is currently the Minority Leader of the Senate, was involved in a car accident near Bolingo Hotel in Abuja on his way to the airport to catch an international flight in Abuja on Monday. His car ran into a convoy of some United State’s embassy officials while trying to beat the traffic light.

It was learnt that the occupants of the vehicles in the convoy of the US embassy and Akpabio’s driver did not sustain any injury but the senator suffered some injuries in the chest region.
The Head, Media Relations and Strategy, Federal Road Safety Corps, Bisi Kazeem, said seven adult males were involved in the crash, adding that three of them including Akpabio sustained injuries and were taken to the hospital.

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