The Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) has attributed
The accident that claimed the life of the minister of state for Labour and Productivity, Barrister James Ocholi was due to over speeding, it has emerged.
Disclosing this today March 9, in Abuja, the corps marshal of the Federal Road Safety Commission (FRSC) Boboye Oyeyemi alsotold the Federal Executive Council (FEC) at the meeting at the Presidential Villa that Ocholi’s driver, Taiwo Elegede, had no driver’s license as his name was not found on the data base of FRSC.
The road safety agency also said apart from the driver’s high speed, failure of the victims to use seat belts lowered their chances for survival.
James Ocholi, his son and wife were killed on Sunday, March 6, 57 kilometers away from Kaduna. FRAC had earlier said a rear tyre of the Jeep they were driving had poo punctured, skidded off, and somersaulted several times into the bush.
Ocholi was a key member of the FEC council before his death. During the meeting today, President Buhari signed the condolence register and a minute’s silence was held in memory of the late SAN. The late minister will be buried alongside his wife and son, who also lost their lives in the incident, next week Wednesday as announced by the family of the deceased.
Meanwhile, the immediate past president of the Senate, Senator David Mark on Monday, March 7, described the death of the late minister, his wife and son as one tragedy to many. In a reaction to the tragedy, Mark said that the death of Ocholi has robbed the nation of a very vibrant, articulate, progressive and fertile mind. Senator Mark pointed out that late Ocholi was a foremost legal luminary and an administrator per excellence who was determined to bring meaningful development to Nigeria.