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Wednesday, September 02, 2015

UNFORTUNATE: Akpabio Flown Abroad For Treatment After Car Crash

A former Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Senator Godswill Akpabio, was on Tuesday afternoon flown out of Nigeria to receive medical attention abroad.
It was learnt that the senator, in company with about five of his aides, left the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja aboard a regular private jet that he usually travels with.
Sources at the airport reveal Akpabio and his team arrived at the General Aviation Terminal, local wing, of the airport around 12.40pm.


It was learnt that the former governor was conveyed to his aircraft by a tarmac bus and was fit physically when sighted at the airport.
An official of the Federal Airports Authority of Nigeria, who saw the senator while he was about to board his aircraft, said, "He (Akpabio) was at the GAT local wing of the airport and one of the tarmac buses was used to convey him to his aircraft. He left around 20 minutes to 1pm.

The accident occurred around 7.25am near the Bolingo Hotel, along Abuja Airport Road, in the Central Business District of the FCT, and Akpabio was immediately rushed to the National Hospital, Abuja for intensive care.

Akpabio, was allegedly travelling outside the country on Monday to visit his wife and children when the accident happened.

Edited from Punch

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