Imo State Governor, Owelle Rochas Okorocha, yesterday sustained head injury when his car was involved in a ghastly accident on Orlu-Owerri road. Consequently, he has been taken to London, en route Port Harcourt, for further medical attention. While on his way to Orlu for project inspection, the governor’s official car had a head-on collision with a Mercedes Benz car, when the yet-to-be identified driver rammed into his convoy after losing control of his car.
The governor had sustained head injury, as he allegedly hit his head on the windscreen. He was first rushed to an undisclosed hospital, where he received initial treatment. Okorocha’s personal physician, Dr. Sylvester Igwe, had stated that the governor had laceration on his scalp, and was stable, adding that what he needed was further medical examination.
Last night, the governor was taken to Port Harcourt International Airport, from where he was taken to London. Earlier, Imo State Commissioner of Information, Mr. Chinedu Offor, had broken the news about the accident, saying that nobody died in the crash. “The governor’s official car had a head-on collision with a driver, but he escaped with minor injuries and his condition is stable now,” the commissioner said.
Okorocha, who was bandaged on the head, had stated that although he was stable and string, he would seek further medical attention, due to the level of impact of the accident on him. Also, speaking on the accident, the Imo State Commissioner of Police Mohammed Katsina, said he had dispatched the police investigation team to ascertain the cause of the accident and would give further information on the matter as soon as investigation was concluded.
Meanwhile, TellNaija.com reporter visited the scene of the accident, the vehicles had been removed, while a few sympathisers were seen discussing the accident.