The accident occurred in Abua/Odual community of the state, when Tonye Cole was in familiarization tour of the area. It was gathered that a car in the convoy of Tonye Cole, suddenly applied break, causing the vehicle to skid off the road and crash into some villagers, including a motorcycle operator.
Spokesman of the state police command, Nnamdi Omoni, a Deputy Suprindentent of Police (DSP), who confirmed the incident disclosed that one person was seriously injured and hospitalised.
“I can confirm that one of the security vehicles in the convoy of the governorship candidate of the APC, Tonye Cole was involved in a fatal accident today(yesterday), on their way to Abua/Odual LGA and two persons were confirmed dead and their bodies have been deposited in the morgue.
“But I can assure you that what happened was nothing but an accident and that it is not in any way premeditated,” the Nation quoted him as saying.