"I have been reliably briefed by several people in the convoy including the wife of the Governor and the facts indicate that Mrs Ahmed's convoy narrowly escaped from the accident rather than causing it. On the said day, Mrs Ahmed was returning from visiting someone in hospital when her convoy narrowly escaped being hit by a tipper-truck, having left the scene of the accident seconds earlier by choice of providence.Dr Femi Akorede
On noticing the out-of-control tipper truck racing towards them, the remaining drivers quickly left the junction and joined the convoy. The reported accident, tragic as it is, therefore had nothing to do with Mrs Ahmed or her convoy. However, any loss of life is tragic and sad no matter the cause.
"Furthermore, Mrs Ahmed was unaware of what happened until she got to Ilorin and was told about the near-mishap. As a kind-hearted person, she will have offered assistance if she had been aware of the incident at the time. We also only got an inkling of the alleged casualty from the accident following a newspaper report the following day which however did not mention her or her convoy", said Akorede.
"It is also untrue that the tipper truck in question reportedly ran into by-standers in a bid to avoid a collision with Mrs Ahmed's convoy. Neither is it true that the convoy was driving on the wrong side of the road. All drivers in the convoy have a standing order to avoid over-speeding and to always comply with traffic rules.
Spokesperson to Governor Abdulfatah Ahmed