Four staff members of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC), a corps member and a three-year-old girl died in an accident on Ajaokuta-Lokoja Road on Saturday, an official has said.
The official disclosed that the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) member was performing his primary assignment with INEC office in Lokoja and while the child belonged to one of the commission’s workers.
The victims were returning from Ayingba, Kogi State where they attended the wedding of another INEC employee.
INEC director of Voter Education and Publicity in the commission’s Kogi office, Mr. Ahmed Biambo, confirmed the incident to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Biambo said that the victims were from the Information and Communication Technology and Account departments of INEC.
He said that their corpses had been deposited at the morgue of the Federal Medical Centre, Lokoja.
Meanwhile, the Kogi Sector commander of Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC), Mr. Olisegun Martins, did not respond to calls made to his telephone on the accident.
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