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Akpabio flown Abroad for Treatment after Car Crash



Immediate past Governor of Akwa Ibom state and current Senator Goodwill Akpabio has been flown abroad for medical treatment. The minority leader of the Nigerian Senate, received immediate medical care in Abuja after his car crash on Monday.

Akpabio’s car ran into a vehicle confirmed to belong to the US Embassy. Bisi Kazeem, Head of Media Relations and Strategy for the Federal Road Safety Corps disclosed that 7 adult males were involved in the crash and 3 of those involved sustained injuries.

According to Punch Newspaper,

His car ran into a convoy of some United State’s embassy officials while trying to beat the traffic light.

It was learnt that the occupants of the vehicles in the convoy of the US embassy and Akpabio’s driver did not sustain any injury but the senator suffered some injuries in the chest region.

It was gathered that the accident occurred around 7.25am near the Bolingo Hotel, along Abuja Airport Road, in the Central Business District of the FCT, and Akpabio was immediately rushed to the National Hospital, Abuja for an intensive care.

He is said to be in good health, however, he has now flown to an undisclosed foreign country for further checks and treatment via his private jet.


  1. FasholasLover

    September 2, 2015 at 11:32 am

    I talk it. Off to “the abroad” if you lot strenghtened our institutions, there would be no need to travel out for ordinary check up. I don’t know who you collided with. Some say regular folks. Others say the American embassy vehicle. If they are regular folks, Pls. Do right by them.

    • Wale

      September 2, 2015 at 6:02 pm

      Nooooooo, not abroad…what happened to the fantastic world class hospital he built in his state? Day of reckoning is coming—he will be shipped back in a wooden crate with a FedEx international air freight stamp on just like Umaru Dikko. Akpabio, don’t relax yet…when you look out of your window on a cool autumn night and you see the unmarked van parked opposite your lovely london home, you know the time has come.

    • HAR

      September 3, 2015 at 4:27 pm


    • Oluchi

      September 3, 2015 at 5:02 pm

      Wale, slow down on the BB (bad belle)….No allow your blood pressure go up for nothing o!

    • Jon Emeka Lawrence

      September 8, 2015 at 9:07 am

      @Has, you people knows how to defend evil, especially wicked politicians stealing the future of our children. What has this got to do with PMB? Even if PMB seek treatment abroad then, he was a private citizen, as long as I can remember, Akpabio is still a public servant, paid each month by our taxes.
      When shall we start calling a spade a spade instead comparing criminals all the time.?Nigerians are just unbelievable!!

  2. Gracee

    September 2, 2015 at 11:35 am

    What about those involved in the crash because according to reports his damned convoy caused it all. Now the lay men suffers,why is flown abroad to an undisclosed country. No hard feelings but i hope he dies there. #Wickedmencalledpoliticians

    • nene+

      September 2, 2015 at 1:05 pm

      You hope he dies there?????????????????????????????????????????! What. An insane thought and prayer for a fellow human who did absolute wonders for his state! Taking out the Ekaite, eno, essien, etc from slavery in our household? And your prayers because he is not Tinubu, Lai mohammed, etc? Because he is in PDP?

      Proverb 11:8 The righteous is delivered from his trouble, and the wicked cometh in his stead!

      Will you receive of what you wish Akpabio because I know that Akpabio will come back healthier than he went by God grace!

      Politics has turned to witchcraft.
      Grace please repent or change your name to satan.
      Blood of Jesus is my cover!!!!!!! As for all politicians that keep running abroad, I think some do so to avoid poisoning from APC doctors who may have the mind gracee. I will say Akpabio built first class facilities but hatred is real!
      For others who did nothin for their states,country, God will judge them.

    • Gracee

      September 2, 2015 at 1:45 pm

      Nene you are a sick fellow,am sure if any of your relations was invloved in the crash you wont say those shit you saying,does it look like i care if he brought heaven to Awka ibom? or if he is in APC or PDP do i look/sound like a politician to you? I care about those people that was involved in the crash caused by his convoy….(but no one knows nothing about them)little things matter. So whatever you say is your damed business,sincerely you need to see my face right now “like i dont care about him”and i will say it again,i wish he die.#shikena(No regret)

    • Ada Nnewi

      September 2, 2015 at 2:28 pm

      Your husband is definitely a PDP politician…I will put you in my prayers for the economic hardship you are likely facing now stealing is now corruption…

    • ola

      September 2, 2015 at 2:56 pm

      Insane comment to an human being……when they loot the treasury,money meant for all….that one no be insane abi?

    • Que

      September 2, 2015 at 3:12 pm

      He built first class facilities, yet is running off for medical treatment….. even you gotta see thru the bull in that statement….come on!

    • charles

      September 3, 2015 at 8:31 pm

      Like play, like play, nene don dey dance around naked. . .abeg hol am before she craze finish.hehehehe

    • Jon Emeka Lawrence

      September 8, 2015 at 9:15 am

      What wonders did Akpabio do, other than collecting the highest state allocation each month and sat down and award hefty contracts for his many giant elephant projects like his billions of dollars nest stadium? Which adds no benefit to normal Akwa Ibom citizens lives but his mountain size ego.
      Akwa Ibom collects more allocation more than all the south east states put together. Fact

  3. Person pikin

    September 2, 2015 at 12:07 pm

    So no hospital in the entire Nigeria worthy enough to treat the former governor? Not even in his own AKS where he was governor? Capital SHAME!!!!

    • nene+

      September 2, 2015 at 9:58 pm

      Hahaha ada you are still here? APC serial lies must have given you fever hence you hid your self! Grace is pathetic and unfortunately I can’t help her!
      Sorry I am very sound and sane! Only frustrated people wish their fellow human dead! Even tho I hate your words, I still wish you alife. Its called love and maturity, many don’t have it!

      I didn’t hear other road users where affected, if yes I wish them a quick recovery!

      As for you grace act fast, check you self into the hospital urgently!

    • Jon Emeka Lawrence

      September 8, 2015 at 9:22 am

      Nene never judge people by your own standards. Not every give a hoof about APC or PDP like you.

  4. Diva

    September 2, 2015 at 12:12 pm

    What a shame! No investment in the health sector and when they are ill they are “rushed abroad”. The rest of us are supposed to die abi?

  5. lyn

    September 2, 2015 at 12:16 pm

    why flown abroad? i thought he built an ultramodern hospital in Akwa-Ibom worth billions of naira… he would have been taken there for proper treatment atleast to try out the newly built hospital facilities..Choi na wa ooo. A govt official who is suppose to be law abiding, is beating traffic light all because he was rushing to the airport!

    • Atilade

      September 2, 2015 at 2:58 pm

      Nene don talk am say APC Doctors will poison Akpabio! for the ultra modern world class hospital wey him build for him state! lolllll

  6. miss Pynk

    September 2, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    They should have admitted hom in the teaching hospital of the state he governed. He and his entire convey also need to report to FRSC and VIO offices to learn that traffic lights are not street decorations. These people who are elected to serve who turn around and believe they are to be served. Hopefully other accident victims if there are any have been given the necessary treatment.

  7. nnenne

    September 2, 2015 at 12:23 pm

    Hahahahaha. TMI.
    “Through his private Jet”
    My Naija peeps are not smiling.

  8. lanya

    September 2, 2015 at 12:36 pm

    There was no accident, no injury, no nothing. Dude just has to leave the country without arousing suspicion, some Olivia Pope typpa stunt. Run o, run just know EFCC is on your ass.

    • HAR

      September 3, 2015 at 4:14 pm

      You ran off line GUY!!!!

  9. Rhymes

    September 2, 2015 at 1:22 pm

    Don’t mind this motherf- dominating us into injuries.. they’ll still travel back dead

  10. Shehu

    September 2, 2015 at 1:42 pm

    What ! via his Private Jet . No hospital in Uyo to treat him – Well , that is uncommon development indeed

  11. anon

    September 2, 2015 at 3:31 pm

    You see the people spoiling the image of Nigeria abroad. It is soo disgraceful when these politicians come to private hospitals abroad for ordinary check up. You need to hear the sacastic comments made by the hospital staff. We don’t need rick Ross or Lauren hill to give Nigeria bad press abroad. Nigerians do that all by themselves Mchew .

  12. Funny

    September 2, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    It’s funny that the {serious} injury ‘in the chest region’ that warranted his going abroad (cause it has to be seriously to merit traveling for treatment, right); anyway the injury did not incapacitate him to the point of needing an air ambulance or needing his condition to be stabilized in Nigeria.
    Who are we fooling here?

  13. adelegirl

    September 3, 2015 at 10:15 am

    He built a “world class hospital” in Akwa Ibom when he was governor but he can’t use the hospital and has to be flown abroad in his private jet for an injury that is not so serious. I hear you…

    My own is that when he comes back, the senate should suspend him as minority leader because he, a custodian of the law by virtue of his position as a legislator – a principal member of the senate for that matter, should not have been involved in a traffic offence. If possible, FRSC and VIO should prosecute him too. Granted he was not the one driving but if your driver breaks the law whilst he is driving you, that suggests your tacit or obvious approval for such an act. Employees are usually on their best work behaviour when with their employers so for his drivers to have been trying to beat the traffic light whilst he was in the car, he must have approved it.

    I have not even an iota of sympathy for him, I just want him to come back and face the law.

  14. Ogbenituks

    September 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

    He should be ashamed of himself so he feels he’s to big to obey the traffic light which is there for his safety secondly he bragged about the world class hospital in his state then can’t use this so called world class facility he caused this upon himself he needs to be proved so we can know what he did with the states money

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