The Ondo state government has debunked reports that some of the delegates to the second National Council on Niger Delta who were heading for the town hall meeting with Vice President Yemi Osinbajo died in an auto crash along Okitipupa-Ore road yesterday.
This was made known through a press statement signed by Chief Press Secretary to Ondo state governor, Segun Ajiboye.
Ajoboye in the statement said the woman who lost her life, 42-year-old Rukayat Teniola from Onipakala in Ondo state was traveling for a private business.
The statement further read: "Four other passengers, who were injured in the crash, were rushed to the hospital, and three of them have already been discharged.
"Three vehicles, namely a Golf passenger car with registration number AG 12 REE, allegedly overloaded with six passengers traveling from Ore to Okitipupa, a Dyna truck with registration number AKR 890 SA and a Mercedes lorry traveling from Okitipupa to Ore, were involved in the fatal crash.
"The state government, while condoling with the family of the dead woman, wishes to state categorically that none of the delegates and other participants in the town hall meeting were involved in the reported auto crash."