The Managing Director, Niger Delta Development Commission (NDDC), Nsima Ekere escaped dead following a ghastly motor accident on Thursday in Akwa Ibom.
The incident occurred in the early hours of yesterday along the Calabar-Itu highway as a trailer rammed into his convoy killing at least a police personnel in the pilot vehicle, while others sustained various degrees of injury.
The body of the deceased police officer has been deposited in the hospital mortuary, while the injured were rushed to an undisclosed hospital in Uyo.
It was further gathered that the NDDC Managing Director was on his way to Calabar, Cross River State to receive the Acting President, Yemi Osinbajo who was on a working visit to Cross River State.
A statement issued by the NDDC’s Director of Corporate Affairs, Toye Abosede stated: ‘‘The incident, along the Calabar-Itu Road, occurred when a trailer ran into the pilot vehicle carrying policemen attached to the NDDC Managing Director who was on his way to Calabar to receive the Acting President, Professor Yemi Osinbajo.
‘‘The victims were immediately taken to a nearby hospital where they are receiving urgent medical attention for injuries. Unfortunately, one of the policemen could not be saved.
“Members of the entourage in other vehicles were unhurt in the unfortunate incident.”