Former Governor Godswill Akpabio of Akwa Ibom State and Senate minority leader, on Monday, escaped death by whiskers after his car got involved in an auto crash along the Airport Road in Abuja.
The accident occurred near the Bolingo Junction close to the Ship House, Abuja.
According to a witness, Akpabio was moving in a convoy of vehicles towards the City Gate when his vehicle ran into another car.
“My wife and I were coming from the NNPC Mega Station and we stopped at the traffic light by Bolingo Hotel Junction. When the green light showed and we made to move, there was this siren blaring Mercedes Benz jeep that came from the town and almost crashed onto my car. I don’t know how we dodged but another that was behind the jeep hit the car behind me and tumbled on its side.
“I and my wife rushed out of our vehicle and helped the driver bring out his boss. When we brought him out, we found that it was former Governor Godswill Akpabio.
“At the time we brought him out, the siren was still blaring. We put him in the other vehicle and he was rushed to the National Hospital.”
The witness said Akpabio was badly shaken and was in a traumatic condition when he was brought out of the crashed vehicle.
At the National Hospital two hours after, Akpabio, according to source, was at the National Trauma Center.
The source, however, noted that Akpabio was later moved to a private section of the hospital for X-ray and other investigations.