Nigeria’s First Lady, Dame Patience Jonathan on Monday evening lost her mother, Mrs Iwari Oba via a fatal car crash along Elele Road in Rivers State.
Street Journal’s findings revealed that the First Lady’s mother was on her way to Bayelsa State when the accident occured around 4 pm. Street Journal’s findings revealed that the accident happened between Omagwa and Elele, shortly after the Isiokpo junction. The car somersaulted and went into the bush. The deceased’s body was thereafter moved to the Kpaima Mortuary on Elechi Beach, Mile One in Port Harcourt. Street Journal gathered that the movement of the body was facilitated by Honourable Evans Bipi, the 5-member-elected “Speaker” of the Rivers State House of Assembly who incidentally is a relative and former aide to the First Lady.
Though officers of the Federal Road Safety Corps contacted declined to comment, staff at the morgue confirmed that a body was brought in by some “important people accompanied by many policemen”.