Vice President Yemi Osinbajo has lost one of his police escorts, Inspector Ali Gomina, in a ghastly accident while carrying out his official duty.
The Herald gathered that Osinbajo was on Friday, March 13, heading to Nnamdi Azikiwe International Airport, Abuja, ahead of a flight to Lagos state when the incident occurred.
This was disclosed in a statement by Laolu Akande, spokesman of the vice-president.
The statement read: “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.
“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.”