By Ohunenese Adewale
One of Vice President Yemi Osinbajo’s escort riders, Inspector Ali Gomina, lost his life yesterday in an accident while leading the vice-president’s convoy to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja.
Following the death of the rider, Osinbajo cancelled the flight and returned to Abuja to mourn his security aide.
The vice president, who was going to take a flight to Lagos when the incident happened, is believed to be safe, and saddened by the death of his escort rider.
Though the cause of the accident was unknown as at press time, last night, but the Senior Special Assistant to the President on Media and Publicity, Office of the Vice President, Laolu Akande, said in the statement: “With grief in our hearts, we announce the death of one of the police escort riders on the Vice President’s convoy, Inspector Ali Gomina, aged 45, who was involved in a road accident while on official duty today (yesterday).
“The accident occurred on the road to the Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport. The Vice President, who is greatly saddened by this occurrence, has aborted the scheduled trip.
“The Vice President described Gomina as a diligent, hardworking and serious-minded officer, who will be greatly missed by the team. He is survived by his wife, children and relatives. May his soul rest in peace.”