Our reporter gathered that the accident occurred on Thursday afternoon along Asaba-Ogwashi road before Ibusa roundabout made sympathizers to weep freely as a result of the gory site.
One of the witnesses told news men that “it was terrible. We watched the Pastor being roasted alive. Efforts to rescue him were frustrated by the raging fire”.
The witness stated that the pastor while trying to avoid a speeding tanker by the roundabout veered into the bush but the same tanker also lost control and rammed into his car which caught fire instantly.
An offficial of the Federal Road Safety Commission FRSC, Mr. Bassey who confirmed the accident attributed the accident to dangerous driving, saying that “the accident involved a blue Mecedez Benz tanker with registration number XE 892RSH and ash colour Toyota Jeep with registration number EE 292 PHC. Seven people were involved which include six males and one female.”
It was gathered that the wife of the pastor who was rushed to Ibusa General Hospital was badly wounded. She was the one who disclosed that one of the four dead persons was her husband.