Convoy of Tonye Cole, APC Governorship candidate kills 2 in Rivers

The Convoy of Tonye Cole, an APC Governorship candidate in Rivers State reportedly killed 2 people in the state on Friday.

Convoy of Tonye Cole, APC Governorship candidate kills 2 in Rivers lailasnews

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.

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  1. What a sad news. Most of this drivers that drive politicians are reckless. Just kill innocent souls. May their soul rest in peace.

  2. This is too bad. He is Just an ordinary candidate moving with a convoy. Why should you move with a convoy? Now you have killed two people. When you become a governor it Means that you will kill everyone in your path.

  3. He’s an aspirant going about in convoy and full speed…what if he becomes the governor…he will kill the whole villagers.

  4. This is molesting, this is it in Nigeria, the rich getting rich and the poor getting poorer. Is good because nobody can speak for the poor, if it is a poorman that did this, he will either be jailed or kill.

  5. It’s a pity,accidents do happen.Sudden application of break especially when a sound is heard from a vehicle is not good.

  6. Iople move recklessly on speed without minding if human being is witin. You wil love your election cos of this blood

  7. The speed at which this convoys drive is alarming, I even scared of their lives a times just watching them pass

  8. Wonders shall never cease so the convoy even went out with a faulty car and they are now calling it accident hmm. May those two souls rest in.

  9. Accident are bound to happen most especially when election is gang on may God give the injured quick relieve

  10. May their souls rest in peace,all this happening towards election period, it’s well, no amount of money can bring back the dead.

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