At least seven persons were killed in an accident involving the convoy of Godwin Obaseki, governor of Edo state, on Saturday.
TVC News reliably gathered that the accident occurred near Ehor village, along the Benin-Ekpoma highway.
A car conveying the deceased victims – five adults and two children – had a head-on collision with a van conveying protocol officers of the Edo State government house.
The protocol officers were reportedly heading for Ambrose Alli University, Ekpoma, where the governor was supposed to attend a convocation ceremony.
Commissioner of Police in Edo Danmallam Mohammed confirmed the incident but refused to go into details.
Sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corps in Edo state also confirmed that death of seven persons but according to him, the driver sustained injury.