Tuesday, 23 July 2013

BREAKING: Patience Jonathan's Mother Dies In Ghastly Road Accident In Rivers State

There was anxiety in Port Harcourt, Rivers State capital on Monday as news of the death of Mrs. Iwari-Oba, the mother of the wife of President Goodluck Jonathan, Patience, spread in the city.

The mother of Mrs. Jonathan was said to have been involved in a ghastly motor accident along Elele Road in Rivers State. It was gathered that the woman, who is from Okrika Local Government Area, was on her way to Bayelsa State when the unfortunate accident happened.

Reports say her corpse was taken to Kpaima Mortuary by a team of policemen and a member representing Ogu Bolo State Constituency, Hon. Evans Bipi, who is a relative of the First Lady.

Though, the police and the Federal Road Safety Commission in the state could not confirm the incident, an aide to Bipi said the First Lady’s mother died in the road accident, which occurred at about 4pm.

Bipi’s aide, Mr. Fred Itobo, said:
“Yes! She was involved in an accident and she died. Her body has been taken to a mortuary. Bipi was among those who took her body to the mortuary,” Itobo said.

When contacted, the State Director of FRSC, Dr. Kayode Olagunju, declined comment on the matter, saying, “I cannot say anything on this matter now until I get full details.”

May her soul rest in peace!

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