Former Governor of Kogi State, Alhaji Ibrahim Idris, was involved in an auto crash that left him and his three aides hospitalized on Saturday.
According to an eyewitness, the ex-governor was said to be returning from a marriage ceremony of the State Commissioner for Budget and Planning, Ali Ajuh held at Idrisu in Omala Local Government Area of the State when the incident occurred.
The former governor, who narrowly escaped death was driven in an SUV when the front wheel pulled out, and rammed into a stationary vehicle at Ochadamu junction in Ofu Local Government Area of the state. The Hilux van conveying his security aides also crashed into the vehicle, injuring all occupants in the process.
The eye witness account said the three security men, who sustained various degrees of injuries were rushed to an undisclosed hospital at Ochadamu while the former governor was transferred to an undisclosed hospital in Lokoja where he is presently recuperating.