ABIA

Abia State Government House has been thrown into deep mourning following the death of two women in the convoy bearing the wife of the state governor, Mrs Nkechi Ikpeazu in an auto crash.

One of the dead women was identified as Mrs Promise Uche-Nwamkpa, wife of a former member of the Abia state House of Assembly, while the second woman was Mrs Nwamaka Maduchukwu, senior special assistant on media to Mrs. Ikpeazu.

The accident occurred when the motorcade was returning to Umuahia from Ntigha-Uzor in Obingwa Local Government Area of Abia, where Ikpeazu had attended a burial.

Witnesses said that the Hummer carrying the deceased somersaulted thrice, when the driver attempted to overtake a vehicle at Ndiolumbe around 5 p.m.

A female occupant of the vehicle, who escaped unhurt, told newsmen that the driver was on high speed when the accident occurred but the driver, Mr Bright Ugwubujor, blamed the accident on brake failure.


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