Gov. Okowa’s Aide Dies In Auto Crash While Coming Back From NBA President Wedding


A Senior Special Assistant to the Delta State Governor on Political Matters, Tony Otokhine, has died in a fatal car crash.

Special Assistant to the Governor on Media, Ossai Success, broke the sad news on his Facebook page.

The deceased was on his way back to Asaba from Benin where he had attended the traditional wedding ceremony of Olumide Akpata, President of the Nigeria Bar Association (NBA).

Ossai, while breaking the news on his Facebook page on Sunday quipped: “Just yesterday, we were together at President of Nigeria Bar Association (NBA) Olumide Akpata’s traditional wedding ceremony in Benin City together with His Excellency, Governor Ifeanyi Okowa and other dignitaries.

“I remembered Tony telling me, ‘Ossai, look at RMD there, go and meet him and comment on the new comedy skit he just released with Mr Paul, the comedian.

“We laughed and, immediately, the governor stood up and that was how we came back to Asaba, leaving him behind at the marriage.

“I was shocked today to hear the sad news of his demise.”

Ossai further disclosed that Tony was involved in a fatal motor accident on his way back to Asaba that resulted in his death.

“Just like that he is gone, this is so sad. This is painful.

“Everyone, who knows him, can testify to the fact that he was so humble and so nice to people.

“I will miss him. What a sad news today.

“There is nothing in this life that we are all killing ourselves for,” he retorted.

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