From Joseph Amedu, Lokoja
The police command in Kogi state has confirmed that seven people lost their lives when the bus they were traveling in somersaulted at Okura in Ankpa local government area of the state.
The Kogi sector commander of the Federal Road Safety Corp Samuel Oyedeji had earlier confirmed three person dead but police public relations officer SP William Aya in a late response on Saturday said seven people lost their lives.
“It was a lone fatal motor accident along Ankpa/Okura/Egume/Ayingba road that involved a Toyota Hiace Bus.”Aya said .
According to him, “The accident occured at Okura, where the bus somersaulted into the bush, the driver and six other passengers lost their lives”
Although he could not confirm the identity of the victims , sources however said they were members of the Social Democratic party, SDP who were on their way to Ayingba for a stakeholders meeting.
Contacted,the spokesman for the SDP Faruk Adejo-Audu said he was not aware of the accident but promised to find out and get back to our correspondent.
However,he was yet to do so as at the time of filing this report.