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How minister, son, wife died – FRSC

Ocholi and his son died on the spot, along the Kaduna-Abuja expressway, while his wife died later at the Doka Government Hospital in Kaduna.

James Ocholi

According to the FRSC’s State Sector Commander in Kaduna, Francis Udoma, the crash occurred after one of the tyres of the vehicle conveying Ocholi and his family burst in motion leading the car to somersault.

“The rear tyre bursted and the vehicle, summersaulted. The minister and his son died on the spot, the wife died in the government hospital in Doka, Kaduna,” Udoma said, according to Punch.

“The driver, the chief detail, the orderly and the Personal Assistant were injured,” he added.

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In confirming the deaths, Kaduna State Governor, Nasir El-Rufai wrote via Facebook:

“It is with great sadness that the Kaduna State Ministry of Health and Human Services further announces the death of Mrs. Ocholi at Doka Hospital, who was in coma since the accident near Rijana, along the Kaduna-Abuja Road.”

“Earlier, the death of Minister Ocholi and his son were announced. May their souls rest in perfect peace, Amen.”

Ocholi was sworn in as minister of state on November 11, 2015 after being appointed along with 35 others by President Muhammadu Buhari.

He is survived by four other children.

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