UPDATE: Oshiomhole escapes death, 2 security aides die in auto crash

At least two police officers have been confirmed dead following a road accident involving the convoy of Adams Oshiomhole in Edo state.

Two other persons sustained injuries from the accident which occurred at Oluku junction along the busy Benin-Lagos highway. in Ovia North-East Local Government Area of former national chairman of the All Progressives Congress.

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According to report, the accident happened in Oluku junction. The team were on their way to Usen in Ovia South-West local government area for the APC campaign ahead of the September 19 governorship election.

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This prompted the APC candidate in the forthcoming election, Osagie Ize-Iyamu, to call off the rally.

Report has it that a trailer carrying a container ran into one of the vehicles in the convoy, killing the two police officers instantly.

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Media aide to Mr Oshiomhole, Victor Oshioke, said the truck veered in the same direction of the convoy and ran into a Toyota Hilux carrying seven policemen.

Mr. Oshoke said the matter was immediately reported at the Ekiadolor Police Station, and investigations are ongoing.

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