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The outgoing Speaker of Anambra State House of Assembly, Uche Okafor, over the weekend narrowly escaped a motor accident at Agu-Awka Junction in Awka, Anambra State capital, The Eastern Updates has gathered.
Reports state that the Speaker’s automobile was irreparably damaged in the collision.
According to reports, the collision was the second to occur at the axis on that Saturday night.
Accidents at Agu-Awka Junction, sometimes referred to as “Immigration Junction,” are now practically regular occurrences and frequently include trailers and other large vehicles, causing harm to the victims and their possessions.
The Eastern Updates gathered that earlier, the former Managing Director of Anambra State Signage and Advertisement Agency, Chief Jude Emecheta, had an accident at the same junction that left him unconscious, while his car was also damaged beyond repair.
A source said the Speaker, after receiving an emergency call from Emecheta’s friend, thereafter rushed to the accident scene together with some of his aides and took Emecheta to the hospital.
‘On their way home from the hospital, the Speaker stopped at the scene of the accident and tried to pick up important documents and other personal belongings of Chief Emecheta, which were left in his damaged vehicle to avoid losing them to vandals.
‘It was while searching for the items that another trailer lost control of its brake and hit the already damaged Emecheta’s car while the Speaker was inside. The trailer also hit the speaker’s car which he parked by the roadside, with the Speaker escaping just by a whisker,’ the source added.
Although the Speaker and his aides did not sustain any injury, the vehicle was badly damaged.