Ekiti State Governor, Ayodele Fayose, narrowly escaped death in an accident on Tuesday, October 24th, after his Mercedes-Benz G-Class caught ablaze on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway, Lagos State.
According to the PUNCH newspaper, the vehicle had just had a lone accident when the governor fled it and escaped into another car which was in his convoy.
It was gathered that traffic officials with the Lagos State Traffic Management Authority and the Lagos State Emergency Management Agency later responded to the incident.
A traffic official and witness said the driver of the G-Class, who waited behind until the fire was put off, later went in to pack some burnt N500 notes and other items in the car.
He said, “The accident happened around 1.30pm on the Oshodi-Apapa Expressway inward Airport Road. It happened on the Oshodi bridge, not too far from the LASTMA’s headquarters.
However, the Special Assistant to Fayose on New Media and Public Communications, Lere Olayinka, said the governor was not in the car at the time of the incident.
In a statement he issued on the incident on Wednesday, Olayinka explained that Fayose was heading for the Lagos airport when the car got burnt.
He said the cause of the accident remained a mystery.
Culled from PUNCH newspaper