Nigeria: Minister of state for labour, son die in car crash

*James Ocholi, SAN.

*James Ocholi, SAN.

06 March 2016, Abuja — Nigeria’s minister of state for labour and productivity, James Ocholi is dead.

Ocholi, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, reportedly died in a fatal car crash along the Kaduna-Abuja highway on Sunday.

His son also died in the crash, according to persons familiar with the incident. Ocholi and his family were returning to Abuja from Kaduna when the accident occurred.

His wife and the driver escort sustained severe injuries in the crash. They were reportedly receiving treatment at a general hospital in Doka, about 50 kilometres away from Kaduna.

The presidency is yet to make any official pronouncement on Ocholi’s death.

 

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