Human Error? Read How Nigeria’s Junior Minister For Labor James Ocholi, His Wife And Son Died
he wife of James Ocholi, the Nigerian junior
Minister for Labor who died today in an auto
crash between Kaduna and Abuja, has also
been confirmed dead.
Mrs. Ocholi, who was evacuated from the scene of
the accident to a local hospital in Doka, Kaduna
State, was confirmed dead a few minutes after
arriving at the hospital.
A source at the Kaduna State government told our
correspondent that the death of Mrs. Ocholi
brings the casualty number in the horrific
accident to three. Mr. Ocholi, who was traveling
on a private visit to Kaduna in company of his
wife and first son, died when his driver slammed
on the brakes of his Lexus SUV car while at top
A source told SaharaReporters that the driver
slammed on the brakes after receiving a radio
message from the security car behind the
minister’s main vehicle alerting him to a low
pressure on one of the back tires. The driver’s
panicked reaction precipitated an accident as the
security vehicle then rammed into the minister’s
vehicle, which somersaulted several times,
instantly killing Mr. Ocholi and his first son. Mrs.
Ocholi was subsequently pronounced dead after
she was taken to a hospital.
A source disclosed that the bodies of Mr. Ocholi
and his family were being transported to a
morgue in Abuja.
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